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  • I’ve got a small multisite. That means, at the moment, most stuff is in the main site. But it’s set up as a multisite, and I plan to expand the other sites.

    Here’s my question. Can anyone tell me please how to set up a Staging Site (ie Backup Site) for my multisite, that will back up all the material in my multisite?

    Bluehost set up a Staging Site for me a couple of years back, when I was running a single site. But I imagine that a Multisite Staging Site is a bit more complicated and I want to make sure I get it right.

    I imagine I start in the SQLDatabase. Is that right? Any tips after that?

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  • Hello @mnatseah624, I hope all is well with you.

    Most hosts offer the staging environment option as part of their setup. I believe it would be wise to ask your host about it in case they changed something recently.

    Staging a site, either a single or multisite setup is the very same procedure. It makes a copy of your existing setup sending it to a staging environment where you can work, debug, make major changes, and then push to production, which usually takes a few seconds. I am uncertain here how Bluehost handles it.

    Technically, everything is copied when you opt by staging, so database etc, should be a loyal copy without the need for you to manually edit it, or migrate it.

    I hope this helps.

    Thread Starter mnatseah624


    Many thanks @alexdeborba That’s helpful. But if anyone knows a way I can do it myself, I’d still like to know.

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