Those of you who frequently work with WordPress know that problems can arise. There are a number of ways your site could suddenly decide to stop working. For example, you may have installed new plugins only to find that something went wrong during the installation process. Maybe you’ve tried implementing new code which ended up breaking your site. Whatever the circumstances, WordPress issues can be frustrating. This is where a staging site comes in. As a part of our Cloudways series, we’ll discuss how easy it is to use Cloudways staging management to create staging sites.
With Cloudways, you’re able to undo any errors you’ve made easily. In this article, we’ll focus on creating staging sites with Cloudways Divi Hosting. We’ll also discuss why you should use a staging site. Additionally, we will discuss how to clone a server or site in Cloudways, and why you might want to. First, let’s take a brief look at Divi Hosting with Cloudways.
What is Cloudways Divi Hosting?
We recently partnered with Cloudways to offer Divi users a great option for hosting their sites. Cloudways with Divi Hosting provides a new WordPress install with Divi loaded and ready to go. They offer plans ranging in price from $12 to $321 per month. You can choose your cloud server location, as well as storage capacity. Cloudways has worked with us extensively to ensure that each Divi WordPress site on their platform is optimized for speed, reliability, and security.
With a wealth of options to choose from, Cloudways covers all of the bases. Bot protection, malware scanning, a firewall, and two-factor authentication are all standard. In addition to security, you can have as many sites on one server as you wish. Backups are accomplished easily with the click of a button. Last but not least, you will have staging and cloning tools at your disposal. Before we talk about how to use these features, let’s delve into what a staging site is.
What is a Staging Site?
A staging site is an exact copy of your live site. Many hosting providers offer the option of a staging environment. A few offer this with no added cost, but most charge upgrade fees for this service. With Cloudways, you’ll receive a staging environment with every hosting plan. Staging sites give WordPress users peace of mind. If you make a mistake, you can fix it with the click of a button. Additionally, a staging site is a great tool to use when developing new pages. You can create and tweak your new designs safely without it affecting your live site.
No matter what changes you make – big or small – you can do them safely in a staging site. Let’s move on to the services Cloudways provides for staging.
Cloudways Staging Management Tools
Cloudways offers free staging for its customers. They enable all of their security features on every staging environment. Your staging site has the ability to be password protected, keeping prying eyes from seeing what you’re working on before you’re ready to reveal it. Cloudways
This article was written by Deanna McLean and originally published on Elegant Themes Blog.