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Backup Options

Much of the goal of SlickStack is to reduce bloat in the WordPress stack. Backup plugins tend to be one of the worst contributors to bloat because they not only use lots of CPU and RAM but also save many unsafe archives of data on your local server folders, meaning a security issue too.

Our default plugin blacklist (blacklist.txt) will disallow most any type of backup plugin that is not performing a simple one-time import/export function. However you can use a custom blacklist.txt file if you want to build your own SlickStack configuration.

Backups work much better at the server-level. That is why we have a ss-dump script that runs regularly to ensure your database is safely backed up (and not in a public directory). This script runs before you do things like ss-update or which might potentially cause data loss.

As far as off-server backups, we don’t have this feature but if you would like us to consider adding it please join our chat room or create an issue on our GitHub repo.

Custom Cron Jobs (Unrestricted Code) Are Here

One of the most requested features ever, custom cron jobs, is finally here! A lot of developers who have come across SlickStack always say “this is awesome and super optimized but I still need the ability to add a few custom cron jobs” for a special API to import their WooCommerce products, or a third […]

Fastest WordPress Hosting (For Under $5/mo)

For over a decade, WordPress has continued to dominate the web hosting industry as small businesses and bloggers alike continue to seek out free and reliable CMS software that can easily be moved between web servers as needed, without being locked-in to any single platform or service. But in the past few years especially, high-tech […]

MailChimp Banned Over Censorship Concerns

Starting immediately, SlickStack has begun warning WordPress sites that have MailChimp software installed that we will begin banning it by default at some point in the near future. (Note: users are always free to install their own plugin blacklist.txt file, instead of using the default one.) This is in accordance with our official goals of […]