Scott K. on G2 Crowd
a year ago
01/11/2020, 01:03 AM
"Duplicator Pro has been a lifesaver!"
What do you like best?
I manage a website for a non-profit, and have to make regular updates to the site, as well as save copies in case of host/server issue. Duplicator Pro has been my go-to resource for the last 15 months, and I'm quite happy to renew it each year because I know it will save me both time and effort should I be faced with issues where I need to restore/deploy a site quickly.I obviously like that I can save a website or parts of a website, depending on configuration within just a few moments. This software also makes it easy to download everything I need to take with me, and to present the whole job to the people I work with in an easy-to-understand format that I can show as well as teach others to use for themselves in their own deploys.I specifically appreciate the amount of control I have with regards to the backup of a site, and the options I have during the re-deploy phase. I also like that during this phase, I can log in using the account cpanel, and point to the username and database that I want to affect, rather than hope and pray I got the correct information.I'm very happy with Duplicator Pro.
What do you dislike?
I did dislike that I had to upgrade to Pro to get full functionality to save/upload a larger database. The re-installation process for a website can be a bit of a challenge the first few times as well. It took me some time to be comfortable to test and try some of the features offered because the walk through that the website published at the time of deploy didn't delve into some of the options. Otherwise, I'm quite happy with Duplicator Pro, and I would purchase it again.
Recommendations to others considering the product:
I think that with any software that you purchase for a big job, or anything you invest in, you should definitely do your research and make sure that the software does the job you need it to. I found that purchasing Duplicator Pro helped me multiple times, including when all of our information was dumped by our host on accident, and the site had to be redeployed quickly in the middle of the night. I could not have done everything I needed to within the 45 minutes to hour that it took to use Duplicator Pro and redeploy the last saved backup that I had taken just 3 days prior. I believe in Duplicator Pro, and I intend to use it and be a part of it's active user community to make it even better so that other, newer users will find the ease and reliability I have found while using it. I would strongly suggest other users who are serious about backing up and redeploying consider using Duplicator Pro because it will make their jobs easier and quicker.
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
I'm able to move sites between test environments and permanent servers quickly and efficiently as well as deploy multiple sites within a short amount of time. I'm also able to save a site and retrieve it quickly in case I need to move it between hosts.