Create a Wordpress Staging enviroment

Step 1: Login  to your panel (e.g. cPanel’s url will be and login with your details.  


Step 2:  Creating a subdomain

To add a subdomain, follow these steps

  1. In the Domains section of the cPanel home screen, click Subdomains.

  2. Under Create a Subdomain, type the name of the subdomain that you want to add in the Subdomain text box. 

  3. Click Create. You can now add content to the subdomain by placing files in the subdomain's document root.

cPanel automatically fills in the document root path by using the subdomain name that you provide. This path is where the subdomain's files are stored. If you want to store the subdomain's files in another directory, type the full path in the Document Root text box.


Now go back to your cPanel home screen

  • There click on the Softaculous Icon or Link.

  • The Softaculous Enduser Panel will be displayed.

  • Go to all installations page.

2) Choose the installation you want to Stage

  • Click on the Stage icon next to the installation you wish to stage. 

  • The Staging page will appear with the current installation details and a form to fill in the details for the stage installation.

3) Fill in the Staging Installation Details

  • Fill in the staging installation details i.e. Choose domain, Directory, Database name, etc

  • Click on the Stage Installation button and this should do the trick. The time taken may vary in accordance to size of your installation, So please be patient.

  • That’s it !! You can now use this stage installation to test the updates or any other changes you may want to test.

NOTE : You will receive the staging installation details via email (if the emails are enabled). 

NOTE : The admin/user account login details will be the same as the source installation.


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