Creating a staging server to test how your site will look before it goes live is one of the most critical steps in web development. You want to make sure that you’ve covered all of the bases, and WPEngine can help with that too. This article will walk you through step by step how to create a staging server using WordPress Engine.
Here is how to set up a staging server in WPEngine:
Log into WPEngine, click on Add Staging Button
Open the Setup window
In the new setup window:
- Select the Copy Existing tab
- Name the environment (add a unique name)
- Select an environment to copy from (Select your Production Environment)
- Select a backup to use (latest backup)
Generate the new installation
Wait for the Staging Server to generate, then login to the server using the same credentials you used for the production website.
If you aren’t sure where your new site is, you can find the URL under Domains.
What is a Staging Server?
A staging server is a type of web server that is used to test website content before it is published to a live site. Staging servers are typically kept separate from production servers, and they allow website administrators to test new content or changes to existing content without affecting the live site. This makes it possible to identify and fix errors before they go live, ensuring that the final product is of the highest quality. In many cases, staging servers are also used to test site performance and capacity, as well as compatibility with various browser versions. Overall, staging servers play an important role in the development and deployment of websites.