WPvivid versus WP Reset
Which plugin is a better wordpress backup solution? WPVivid or WpReset? This is my final take on the whole WPvivid / WP Reset debate.
If you have a handful of sites but don't build sites for clients, I think you're much better off buying WPvivid. WPvivid's rollback feature is better than WP Reset's snapshots feature as it won't duplicate your database every time you install or update a plugin. After just a handful of plugin operations, WP Reset's snapshots can SERIOUSLY swell your DB.
The only way to prevent this is to upload the snapshot to your cloud account and delete it locally. This is cumbersome though and you don't have to do this with WPvivid. You should also remember that WP Reset may give you 100 sites for three codes, but you only get 15 of their cloud accounts. For snapshots to be workable, they MUST be uploaded to a cloud account and deleted from your site. If you don't do this and run some database-intensive routine, such as optimising your tables or cleaning out the junk with something like Advanced Database Cleaner or WP-Optimize, you might see smoke billowing out of your screen. The snapshots feature has been really poorly designed.
It's worth noting that I haven't used WP Reset for over two weeks. I didn't like it so I refunded it. I know they're working on some kind of auto-upload the cloud, but I'm going on how it works right now.
If you only have 1-3 sites and don't build them for clients, I don't really see how collections will benefit you that much. If you use premium plugins you still have to keep them up-to-date in your collection, and unless you're building loads of sites in quick succession I don't really see the point.
As with collections, the reset feature isn't something you're going to use much if you're not a web developer. You'll likely just restore an earlier version of your site if you encounter issues.
The emergency recovery script would definitely be useful for everybody, as it's another layer of protection in case your site gets hacked. But is it worth stacking loads of codes for this alone, when you can just restore an earlier version of the site using WPvivid's comprehensive range of backup options? I don't think so.
TLDR: if you just run a few sites for yourself and don't often build new sites, WP Reset will actually offer you little value. I would 100% go for WPvivid. Rollbacks are better, the range of backup options are excellent and it has the staging feature. WP Reset doesn't have any of that. For you, backups are way more important that being able to reset your site.
If you build sites regularly for clients, WP Reset offers a lot more value. If your budget is limited and you can only buy WPvivid OR WP Reset, buy WPvivid. if you can buy bith, it may well be worth you getting both. Snapshots are still redundant if you get WPvivid, but of course collections and the ability to quickly reset sites are much more useful.
Personally, I don't need collections, and whilst the ability to reset sites would be nice, I just revert back to an earlier version. For me, it doesn't offer enough value to warrant stacking. Your mileage may vary.
If you just build and manage your own handful of sites, I don't think WP Reset is worth getting. If you do build lots of sites for clients, it's probably 70/30 worth getting. Regardless of what you do, I think WPvivid is definitely worth getting. The alternatives like Time Capsule and WP Staging Pro are EXTREMELY expensive; you're talking many hundreds of dollars every year. Everyone needs backups; not everyone needs to be able to reset websites.
The choice is yours.