Staging sites in WPCD work a little differently when compared to your traditional hosts like WPEngine, Cloudways etc. We treat staging sites the same as regular sites.
The primary reason that traditional hosts treat staging sites differently is to prevent you from using them as regular sites. If you purchase a 2-site hosting plan, they don’t want you to end up with 4 live sites.
With WPCD, it’s your server so there’s no need to make that artificial distinction between staging sites and live sites. Additionally, you can create as many staging sites as you like – most traditional hosts will only allow one staging site for each live site in your service plan.
To create a staging site in WPCD you:
When it’s time to move the staging site back to the live site you can use the Copy To Existing Site feature.
WPCD staging sites usually live on the same server as your live site. However, you can create a staging site on a different server if you so choose. But to copy a staging site back over to a live site that is located on a different server you’ll need to follow a multi-step process:
When you push a staging site back to the live site, there are usually clean-up tasks that you need to perform. Some of these include: