Creating a staging server in WPEngine is ridiculously easy.

Here is how to setup a staging server in WPEngine:

Logged into WPEngine, click on Add Staging Button

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)

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.