This month, iThemes celebrates 8 years of business and serving you with some of the BIGGEST news I’ve ever shared.
In 2010, when we first launched BackupBuddy, it was a game changer for WordPress, for you, and for us, primarily because nothing like it truly existed. BackupBuddy was the first plugin to give you an all-in-one solution to backup, restore and move WordPress sites with a few clicks.
Since then, we continued to develop and push new features to BackupBuddy, helping make your life easier, while protecting your vital sites and content.
Now … I’m excited to say, after months and months of hard work by our team, BackupBuddy will make yet another game changing splash as we release Stash Live in BackupBuddy 7.0, which all current customers with an active subscription will get.
In fact, we think Stash Live will go down as one of the biggest launches we’ve had because of the awesome impact it’ll have for you, our awesome community.
So I wanted to give you a glimpse into what is coming …
What is Stash Live?
Stash Live is a new real-time backup feature that will be included in BackupBuddy 7.0.
Essentially, Stash Live is a new way to make automated daily backups in BackupBuddy that takes a big load off your own server. We’ve just optimized BackupBuddy to work in many of the worst hosting environments.
The new Stash Live feature makes a real-time backup of your site, streaming your database and files over to our new Live online service where you can make a Snapshot (a BackupBuddy zip file) of your full site, your database, your plugins and your themes.
Then you can download the zip files locally, or send your files to BackupBuddy Stash for long-term, off-site storage.
Why Is Stash Live a Game Changer?
For years, we’ve battled the slow, painful decline of the shared hosting industry (and so have you). As WordPress has grown, shared hosting companies have sought to limit resource usage on their platforms in order to squeeze out profits on their cheapest plans.
The result? More crappy hosting, which means you’ve probably encountered more problems trying to use WordPress and essential plugins on your sites.
So this summer, we decided instead of waiting for hosting companies to change (it’ll never happen honestly; it’s only going to get worse) to do something about it FOR YOU.
The obstacle is the opportunity. And we’re putting that belief to work with Stash Live coming in BackupBuddy 7.0.
So we took off the biggest pain point and problem (CPU usage / Disk I/O) we’ve had with slow, shared hosts and developed our own service to make backups work better for you on those problematic platforms.
tl;dr — We’re eliminating the primary obstacle you’ve had backing up your sites (or your client’s sites) on slow, resource-limited shared hosting with the upcoming rollout of BackupBuddy 7.0.
All the great features you’ve come to love and trust in BackupBuddy are staying the same … we’re just adding a BIG NEW feature to your backup strategy, Stash Live.
You get to make critical backups of your online work without problems and headaches. The shared hosting companies love that someone else’s resources are being used to do it. And we get to make your life easier and protect your work.
It’s a win for everyone!
When Is It Coming?
Soon. We’re currently deep into testing this version as we do every iThemes release. We’ll be sending more updates very soon.