We know it's a challenge, as we've had the same problem.
Do you wake up every morning dreading to log into our WordPress admin section?
Without fail, we find a bunch of new plugin updates ready to install everyday. And we know, with a sinking certainty, that all other WordPress sites on our network have the same story to report.
And then there's WordPress Core updates - that's when we usually take the day off.
I have used many different online services over the years, and without hesitation I can say that the team at iControlWP has blown past my expectations more than any other. The team and the technology is absolutely mind blowing! iControlWP has saved me a lot of time and stress. It makes it easy to manage and update all of my client sites from one place.
And as if that were not enough, WorpDrive is a brilliant backup system that simply works— I’m only one click away from restoring a site gone bad!
I have a small website building business (www.basicwebdeveloping.com) and manage about 10-12 websites. Prior to iControlWP I had used ManageWP for a few months and found it a good service - but far more expensive!
iControlWP provides the same ease of functionality, yet adds a slick interface, second-to-none customer support, and a rate that is a fraction of its competitors. It was a bit of a gamble to make the switch over but in the end, I'm confident with this choice and have no hesitation in recommending it to others!
Also - WorpDrive is ridiculous! So simple and powerful for backups, restoration, and, above all, peace of mind ;)
Cheers to the team at iControlWP for a great service.
We are switching from InfiniteWP to iControlWP and WorpDrive despite the cost difference.
There's something to be said about good, reliable support, and a service that simply works the way it says it does.
I recommend this service to all WordPress users, whether they develop professionally or just for fun. The service is inexpensive enough for those with personal blogs to be able to justify paying a small monthly charge, and it scales well for people with larger and more sites to manage. With a free iControlWP trial for one site, you really have nothing to lose.
My WordPress life has become much simpler thanks to iControlWP and WorpDrive—and now I have more time and energy to focus on creating content!
I have been using and enjoying WordPress for several years and have had very few problems. One aspect always bothered me, however—the mess of creating and managing backups. “Verify the backups you created are there and usable” reads one of the steps in the Codex for upgrading WordPress. But was I ever really sure my backups were usable and would work when I needed them? Was I even sure I had all the files up to date in my backups? And surely, I wanted to backup more often than just the few times a year I would upgrade WordPress—but it was certainly a burden to do so every day.
I first learned about iControlWP when I installed the authors’ Bootstrap plugin. What initially caught my attention was their announcement of a simple backup system for WordPress—WorpDrive—that was in development at the time. While I waited for this system to become available, I explored the other features of WordPress Management Control Panel, which were impressive from the start. The interface is friendly and easy to use. I like the ability to see which sites are in need of updates or other attention and to tend to them with a single click. The database optimization and security features combine further important aspects of WordPress administration in one convenient location. The iControlWP dashboard is a huge time-saver for me, and I currently administer only four sites. Its value can only increase the more sites you have to manage.
The iControlWP system itself is reliable and makes WordPress management simple, but the customer service really puts them over the top. Paul worked tirelessly with me to address issues that were unique to my site and server setup, and to optimize and customize my iControlWP experience. He was very quick to recognize when an issue I noticed could be a symptom of a potential larger issue that might develop in the future, and to shore it up solidly and efficiently. He always responds quickly and completely. The focus is always on strengthening the customer’s experience, understanding, and confidence even if it involves going back to the drawing board to implement an idea in a better way.
Hi, I am a relative noob with WordPress, but still wanted to get my site properly backed up, before trying anything fancy. I have seen and tried many back-up service plugins for WordPress, and I could get none of them to work.
The team from iControlWP were the first (and the only one) that really tried to help me get my back-up up and running. And after I had the fiftheenth or so failure to get it working, I came back to them.
They found out that my provider was blacklisting all external services and helped me get it up and running in one night.
Prices are quite reasonable, even for my simple site! I am very pleased with their service and ultrafast support!
iControlWP is a great tool to manage WordPress websites easily, especially if you manage dozens of them like me. It helped reduce work necessary to maintain websites, create backups and even recover them almost instantly. Thus it reduced my overhead, allowing me to increase my profits managing my clients' WordPress websites.
Plus, support team is amazing and fast - by far the best support I've ever seen anywhere.
If you have more than 2 or 3 sites under your watch, you need to centralise your setup. It's a no-brainer.
iControlWP is now part of my essential toolkit. I highly recommend it!
One and a half hours of my Sunday evening was spent updating all my client's WP sites - in a rush - after one site got hit with malware. One plugin, one exploit, that's all it took.
I was half way through my list when I remembered iControlWP's e-mail, sitting somewhere in my inbox.
I signed up, and got the rest of my sites added, then updated.
I'm truly impressed.
I have tried a similar solution before, and iControlWP - even though it's a relative newcomer - is just as useful. But the real edge that iControlWP has is pricing. Their plans, in my opinion, make them unbeatable.
From what I read, the team is busy developing, so I really think this is going to be a serious bit of kit (it already looks excellent and intuitive).
Unless updating WordPress is your only hobby, switch to iControlWP and get more time, peace of mind, and consistent site performance instantly.
iControlWP is exactly the service that we have been waiting for to manage our users’ WordPress sites. Easy to setup and use. Excellent support. New features being added continuously. Very reasonable pricing that makes it easy to scale up as more sites are added.
With a free start up and trial, iControlWP is a service that should be part of any WordPress installation.
iControlWP saves my team loads of time updating dozens of sites so we can focus on delivering the best possible service to our clients.