Snap Creek Software: A Holistic Approach to WordPress Website Migrations
Robert Riley, Co-Founder and CEOBusiness ideas that are born out of a market need always work, and that’s the reason, when the Snap Creek team embarked on its journey, it was bound to be successful. Arizona-based Snap Creek Software was established to help resolve the challenges that businesses face while managing their WordPress migrations. As WordPress does not have anything built into it to move websites, Snap Creek decided to offer plugins that could make it possible for them. “We try to balance flexibility and the power of our products to offer a simple experience that people appreciate,” says Robert Riley, the company’s co-founder and CEO. Snap Creek’s approach to addressing customers’ needs is a significant factor that drives its work culture.
WordPress requires an internet hosting service to actively run and display a website online, an issue that users commonly face is the utilization of a low-end or problematic host. Hence, Snap Creek started with a single idea to build a plugin that would assist users to switch their online servers without any hassle and later decided to enhance their offering based on encouraging user feedback.
Snap Creek’s WordPress site migration plugin was originally developed to allow users to combine all the pieces of an entire WordPress site and move it to a prime carrier. Currently, the plugin is offered in two versions, Duplicator and Duplicator Pro. While Duplicator is available for free, Duplicator Pro is the enhanced version that can be used for large sites. These solutions work differently as compared to any other plugin available in the market today. Most of the other plugins combine the WordPress core with other data while capturing data from a website whereas Snap Creek’s plugin works as a standalone package that allows an entire website to be restored from the ground up. Duplicator allows businesses to bundle up their WordPress websites and move them somewhere else without any hassle or losing any data. A distinctive feature of the product’s Pro version is that it can be loaded on a system even without the presence of WordPress on it.
Duplicator allows businesses to bundle up their WordPress websites and move them somewhere else without any hassle or losing any data. A distinctive feature of the product’s Pro version is that it can be loaded on a system even without the presence of WordPress on it.
We try to balance flexibility and the power of our products to offer a simple experience
Additionally, Duplicator Pro has capabilities to have scheduled backups, cloud storage, and support to host multisite, enabling users to recover from a failure within minutes quickly. Snap Creek’s Duplicator Pro enables businesses to host multiple websites with a single installation of WordPress, which makes it easier to manage websites. Snap Creek Software has customers who have started using Pro because of these benefits. It also facilitates users to take one of the multisite networks, extract a subsite, and install that to a different location as a new WordPress standalone installation. With this functionality, Snap Creek gives users a lot of flexibility, and at the same time, ensures not to clutter things by categorizing these features in collapsible sections.
Over the last several years, Snap Creek has seen the utilization of its plugins continually rise, and this has prompted the further upscaling of the Pro version. Snap Creek is set to release a new range of features in Duplicator Pro, including a test control option that will allow users to leverage temporary versions of their websites. Snap Creek is also in discussions with a prominent host services provider in order to build a partnership that will enable the firm to further perfect the host issues for many consumers. “We may also reach out to other hosting providers in the future to further improve the user experience,” concludes Riley.