Test and Deploy Code Quickly With WordPress Staging Environments

Intercept errors, test plugins/themes, core updates, and custom code before pushing them live. Improve your development work and add your staging site to the 49,200+ staging sites currently using the easy-to-build and 100% free WordPress staging environments.

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Full Control on Pushing Changes to Live Sites

With Kinsta’s Selective Push, you have granular control over the content and updates you’d need to push from WordPress staging to your live sites. Choose from files only, database only, or both.

This is useful for all website owners but especially WooCommerce and membership sites with orders and subscriptions.

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Easily Collaborate Within Your Staging Environment

If you’re part of a larger team or agency, there might be a need for several people to have access to your WordPress staging site.

Through MyKinsta, you can add, assign, and remove company or site-level roles to your live and WordPress staging websites. Set access to specific users based on their role in your large team or agency.

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Work on Staging Environments Without Worrying About SEO

Develop and work with peace of mind as all WordPress staging sites are automatically no-indexed to ensure your SEO and rankings aren’t affected.

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Take the Nerves Out of Updates With Kinsta’s Complete Backup Management

All website changes tend to come with a “hold your breath” moment. 

Breathe easier knowing that Kinsta performs daily automatic backups of all sites. You can also create a manual backup anytime with a single click.

For added security, we also create a system-generated backup automatically before: 

  • Using the search-replace tool in MyKinsta
  • Pushing a STAGING environment LIVE
  • Restoring a backup to your LIVE environment

Automatic external backups and hourly and 6-hour backups are part of our premium add ons.

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Take Advantage of Powerful Dev Tools on Staging Environments

All tools available for live sites are also supported on staging environments. This means you can keep using WP-CLI, SSH, Git, PHP version switch, Password protection, Redirects, IP Deny Tool, Kinsta APM, and more when working on all your WordPress staging environments. 

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Staging Environments for WordPress Multisite Network

Make the development, testing, and management of your Multisite network much easier thanks to Kinsta’s full support of WordPress staging environments.

Subdirectory multisite and subdomain multisite (provided the subsites don’t require HTTPS) can be easily managed on Kinsta’s staging environments.

Enhance Your Development Workflow With DevKinsta

Used by 53,500+ developers, DevKinsta is a 100% free local development tool that integrates seamlessly with Kinsta hosting. 

Design, develop, and test WordPress sites from the comfort of your local machine. When ready, deploy your code to your staging environment with a single click.

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How To Use Kinsta’s Staging Environments

Want to learn more Kinsta’s staging environment? Take a dive into our documentation and see just how easy it is to set up a staging site right from your MyKinsta dashboard.

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