In this Knowledge Base article we feature a tutorial video provided by AJ Morris, our Managed WordPress product manager. In this video AJ will show us how simple it is to set up a site in your Managed WordPress Portal.
Whether you’re building a site from scratch or migrating one over, this will be a great place to start.
Liquid Web’s Managed WordPress Portal allows developers to create a staging site to test design, plugin and configuration changes without affecting the performance and look of your the live site.
Once your staging site is created, you have the same functionality as you do with your live site to make changes, use SFTP/SSH for file management and run updates to view changes before making them to your live site.
Log into your Managed WordPress Portal.
Click the Manage Site button to open the site to copy to a staging environment.
Select Staging from the menu on the left-hand side of the page.
In the staging home page, click Copy Live Site to Staging and the process will begin.
Once the site copy is complete, click the Staging Domain link to open your staging site.
Your staging site is now ready for you to work on and test!
There’s no doubt that PHP 7 is a lot faster and more efficient than PHP 5.x versions. The reason it’s provides better performance is because PHP 7.x underwent massive internal changes. With such massive changes something has to be too good to be true, right? No not really, but there is something you should know before updating to PHP 7.
In this Knowledge Base article we feature a video provided by Chris Lema. Chris shows how the Managed WordPress Platform makes upgrading to PHP 7 simple and quick!
Overall, almost every website and application will benefit running on PHP 7. Sounds good, but it’s not always that simple! With big changes comes some breaking changes, so not everyones code is ready for the update as is. That’s why our Managed WordPress product includes a compatibility checking feature to ensure your WordPress and plugins are fully compatible with PHP 7.X before updating!
The History tab in your Cloud Sites control panel provides a historical list of the accounts previous tasks and actions. Here you can review a history of completed tasks such as: account creation and removals, creating new websites, creating FTP users, removing account resources and more.
View Account History Data
To help you keep track of actions taken on your Cloud Sites account, the History tab gives you a historical view of past actions.
On the left side of this page you will see a Filter section. Here you will see a list of various categories and values you can use to filter your Account History page. You can filter out by: task status, task action, and task type.
In the main history list area you will find additional tools that assist you in sorting and filtering. You can use the drop down to filter out account history based on Client Accounts and search history by text. Here, you can also specify how many results to show per page, navigate pages and set sort criteria.
Here we demonstrate how these sorting and filtering actions can be done. First we start on the history page and by clicking the Errorstatus filter we will only see tasks resulting in errors.
In this case the errors shown were caused because the liquidweb.name domain already has a DNS Zone created on the account this is associated with.
When you first log into your Liquid Web Cloud Sites control panel, you will by default be on the Websites tab. Here you see a list of the websites created and being managed through the interface. If you have not created a website on Cloud Sites yet, this section will be blank.
When you create a website on Cloud Sites control panel using Linux technology, setting up a database for that site will use phpMyAdmin as the MariaDB database handler for your site. If you haven’t set up a database in Cloud Sites, see our article Creating a Database in Cloud Sites.
Cloud Sites has a unique infrastructure setup that requires specific settings for the page cache to provide the best experience for a given site. Please use these settings when you are configuring W3 Total Cache instead of any other settings. These directions will provide an optimized configuration for W3 Total Cache on the Cloud Sites platform. This article assumes you have already installed the W3 Total Cache plugin. Continue reading “Using W3 Total Cache on Cloud Sites”→
To ensure that your site performs at its best, there are a few things you can do to optimize it when using Liquid Web Cloud Sites technology. This article will take you through the top five best practices to optimize your website.
With Cloud Sites, you can create client accounts for easy client management. These client accounts group your clients’ sites together, so you can quickly see which websites belong to which clients. You can even allow your clients access to a Cloud Sites control panel containing only their sites.