Sites on our WordPress-optimised platform have access to a full staging environment. Staging allows you to make a clone of a live WordPress site on a staging server in moments. You can then make changes without affecting the live site.
To make use of the WordPress staging environment, you’ll need to make sure the site is hosted on our optimised WordPress platform.
To use the staging environment:
To edit the staging site files, you can use either File Manager or via FTP. A newly created staging_html directory will have been created, this is where the cloned files are stored and where you need to go to edit any site files.
To edit the database, you can head to MySQL Databases and you will see a newly created SCSTAGING database which you can simply login to via phpMyAdmin. The site and home URL for the WordPress site will be prefixed with the staging. subdomain.
To push your staging site changes to your live site:
Once completed, any changes you’ve made to the staging site will have been replicated onto the live version of your site.