I’ve been back and forth with EasyWP, the host for this blog, and JetPack, a WordPress-sanctioned tool that has a lot of cool features that I would have to (and have, in the not to distant past) replicate myself. The crux of the problem is that the “new” JetPack automated backup requires SSH/SFTP access, and puts some files at the root of the site under
/jetpack-temp/, these appear to be helper scripts to help offload data to their servers. Previously, with VaultPress, you just installed the plugin and if you wanted them to restore, you gave them access.
Anyway, the problem is that EasyWP doesn’t want to allow any uploaded scripts outside the core WordPress directories to be processed by PHP. JetPack is unable to, or doesn’t want to change their plugin to accommodate an edge case like mine. Neither side is wrong. I’m just stuck in the middle.
Not sure what to do, now. Maybe WordPress.com hosting? I’m paying an awful lot of money for what I’m doing here…