Web Host Compatibility

The following are some of the most popular WordPress web hosts. We’ve tested the plugin with a few of them and have listed the results below. If you you’re hosting with someone on the Untested List, you can contact me to help you get setup with Automatic WordPress Backup and do initial testing with your website account.

Compatible Web Host (Tested)

  • Blue Host – Requires 2.0 or higher version of plugin which is currently in beta.
  • Dream Hosts
  • Go Daddy Grid and Shared Hosting Plans
  • Host Gator
  • Host Monster
  • Host Rocket
  • ix Web Hosting
  • Known Host – Takes a while to do backup. See Alan’s comment below.
  • Media Temple (you have to switch from PHP4 to PHP5)
  • Rackspace Cloud Sites
  • Site5
  • iPage

Incompatible Web Hosts

  • – 1 user has reported errors. Users of this host are recommended to not use the plugin yet.

Untested Web Hosts

  • JustHost
  • Laughing Squid
  • SiteGround
  • Exclusive Hosting
  • Amazon S3

Web Host Compatibility

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Zachary Lym August 11, 2010 at 5:01 pm
“Our servers are extremely locked down so there is no way to make your script work on our system. Your site and database is backed up hourly so you are safe.

We tried to get it running but it won’t”

Olivier August 18, 2010 at 6:38 am

Hi Melvin,

I’ve just migrated my web sites to a new web hosting provider called and their web servers run on LiteSpeed (instead of Apache). The proble I’m having with AWB 2 now, is that LiteSpeed supports gzip and not zip! Is there a possibility that AWB 2 could support gzip as well as zip any time soon?

It’s a shame cause everything else is supported by Pacific Host.


Taylan Baysefer September 17, 2010 at 4:06 pm

I can confirm that, is not compatible with the plugin.

I received an email saying that: “…We have been informed by our operations department that we cannot enable that feature for security reasons. We cannot do this in our shared hosting environment as it will adjust for all sites hosted on the server…”

problem was: currently they dont support / provide: shell_exec and zip

so if you are gonna have a wordpress heavy site and planning to use this plugin, you might consider keeping away from, at least, until they can find a solution

Terje September 21, 2010 at 3:25 am

It’s not working with Servage

Everything looks OK in wp-admin’s pluginpage, and it says it has backed it up but no backup is showing. The bucket on Amazone S3 is also empty (after 12 hours)

Terje September 21, 2010 at 3:58 pm

Looks like it works anyway. Aafter 24 hours it shows up in s3 an in the plugin settings :)

Olivier September 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm

Hi Melvin,

Just to let you know that this awesome plugin now works with


makarska October 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

This is such a deep blog! What can I say, youve hit the nail right on the head! You even added some videos to make it seem so much more real. Youve got a great way of communicating with the reader, a great way of making me feel like what you have to say is just as important to me as it is to you. Keep it up!

Terje October 2, 2010 at 11:57 am

It also work on

Muzza October 7, 2010 at 4:25 am

Great plugin, I have found it works with Media Temple. Not so much luck with Siteground.

Thanks for you work Muz!

Hugo Middleton October 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

I installed 2.0.3 successfully on my site at but when I hit “save and backup now” it comes back shortly afterward with a message that the backup has completed. But when I click “refresh now to see backup” it doesn’t show up.

When I look in S3 I can see the bucket I created from the plugin but there is nothing inside.

The Plugin Requirements is all green.

The site is hosted by We have a lot of video – could this be the problem?

Thanks in advance for any help you can give me


Wei November 23, 2010 at 10:56 pm

Thanks for writing this plugin, Melvin. I’m getting an error after clicking “Save and back up now”:

Automatic WordPress Backup: You need to select a valid S3 bucket. If you tried to create a new bucket, it may have been an invalid name.

Nothing happens when I click on “Plugin Settings,” and the many of the UI elements seem to have disappeared. I’m using the new Multisite feature in WP 3.0, but other than that there’s nothing special about my setup. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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