This article describes how to use Plesk to stage websites.
It is important to test a site's code and content before you publish it and make it available to the public. The easiest way to do this is by using a website staging environment. With just a few quick steps, Plesk enables you to easily configure a testing environment for your site.
You can host the staging environment in your current webspace on Plesk by creating a new domain or subdomain. For example, if your primary domain is example.com, you could create a staging.example.com subdomain to use as the testing environment.
For information about how to create a domain or subdomain in Plesk, please see this article.
After you configure the staging environment, you must copy everything from the existing production environment to the new staging environment. To do this, follow these steps:
The Copy Files page appears:
If your website uses a database (or multiple databases), you should copy them to the staging environment also. To do this, follow these steps:
The Copy Database page appears:
After you have tested the staging environment, you can “go live” and publish it. To do this, follow these steps:
For more information about Plesk, please visit https://www.plesk.com.
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