Frequently Asked Questions

Are you unsure about any aspect of using VaultPress? You’ve come to the right place — here you’ll find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about our service. Did we leave something out? Let us know!

    • What is VaultPress?

      VaultPress is a subscription-based security and backup service for WordPress sites. VaultPress is built on the same sturdy, secure foundation that serves many millions of sites.

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    • Why do I need Jetpack?

      As of December 9, 2016, all VaultPress subscriptions are part of Jetpack. Jetpack provides additional (free) security services essential for every WordPress site; bringing these services together has made it possible for us to offer more powerful features at a lower cost. You can read more about this on our announcement post.

      If you don’t want to use any (or all) of the other Jetpack features you can disable them easily after installation.

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    • How many sites can I protect with a VaultPress subscription?

      A VaultPress subscription is for a single WordPress site. You can purchase additional subscriptions for each of your WordPress sites, and manage them all in one place.

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    • Is support included with VaultPress?

      Email-based support is included at all plan levels.

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    • Where are VaultPress backups stored?

      We store the backups in our secure data centers. While the backups aren’t stored locally on your computer, you can download them anytime from your VaultPress Dashboard.

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    • Why do I need a account?

      VaultPress is a service from Automattic, the same team that owns and operates We use the same login system as so you can access all your sites through one convenient entry point.

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    • I signed up and paid. What happens next?

      If you signed up and paid before December 9, 2016, you’ll be prompted to download the VaultPress plugin. You must install the plugin to back up your site. We have a step-by-step guide on how to install the VaultPress plugin.

      If you signed up and paid on or after December 9, 2016, the Jetpack installation and purchase process took care of all necessary setup and configuration steps. If you experienced problems or are unsure about something, please drop us a line.

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    • Does VaultPress work with WordPress Multisite, WordPress MU, and BuddyPress?

      VaultPress is not designed for multisite WordPress installations.

      If you plan on running a multisite installation or are looking at VaultPress as a backup solution for your multisite installation, then we instead recommend looking into an alternative service or plugin.

      VaultPress does supports BuddyPress installations.

      The WordPress MU Project is deprecated and is no longer supported, nor recommended.

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    • Why is my first backup taking so long?

      VaultPress will work with any site, small or large. With large sites, the initial backup may take hours or days to fully complete. During this time, the VaultPress plugin will report the progress of your backup. Feel free to log out — your backup will continue working. When your first backup is finished, we’ll send you an email.

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    • Is there a long-term contract or commitment?

      Nope. Depending on your choice when you signed up, we’ll bill you every month or every year, and you can cancel at any time.

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    • How do I cancel my subscription or get a refund?

      If you have an active subscription, visit your Account Settings and click Cancel Subscription. Refunds are available if you cancel within 30 days of the purchase or renewal. If you’re unable to access your dashboard, drop us a line.

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    • How do I change my username or password?

      VaultPress uses your account information. The email address and password you use to access the VaultPress dashboard can be changed by updating your Personal Settings at

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    • I don’t know my username or password. How can I access my  dashboard?

      VaultPress uses your account. If you’ve forgotten your password or username, you can visit and get it emailed to you.

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    • How do I update my site’s URL?

      When you first register your site, VaultPress saves your site address. If you change your site address, please update the URL on the Settings page in the VaultPress dashboard.

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  • Can I change the time of my daily backup?

    The daily backups run on a schedule, which is assigned automatically by VaultPress. It’s not possible to change the time your daily backup is run.

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