CodeGuard was awarded audience choice at the recently concluded TechCrunch Disrupt. The concept is simple and is summed up as “a time machine for your website” said the founders Jeff Clavier, Shana Fisher, Roger Ehrenberg, Saul Hansel.
CodeGuard allows you to automatically backup your FTP data. This is done by taking repeated snapshots your FTP. The program monitors your site either every hour or very day, if it notes a change, it will take a snapshot. Of course you won’t notice all of this going on. This gives you the power to revert to an earlier version of your site if anything goes wrong.
It’s like the Time Machine feature of the Apple OS X, but this is for your the data on cloud. “We consider ourselves website protection to the rest of us,” the founders note. Similar programs are available but are restricted to corporate use. CodeGuard is made for the regular people to consume.
The founders are currently targeting small and medium businesses and bloggers. It has an easy interface. You just “add your website, connect the CodeGuard and we do the rest.” as the founders put it.
The program is intended to roll out for other platforms soon, but today is for FTP only. It is just on testing mode with 60 sites running it and they continue to acquire providers to use it. CodeGuard is free for sites 250 MB or less, a monthly fee of $10 for site of 1GB and the rates go up from there.