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Is it possible to have a staging site and a live site at the same time?

Is it possible to have a staging site and a live site at the same time?

I want to install a new extension for my Magento site and the company wants me to create a staging site so they can install it and test it, but I don't want to shut down my live site in the mean time.  Is this possible, and if so how?

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Re: Is it possible to have a staging site and a live site at the same time?

Hi!
Yes you can have a staging for test purposes while the live site remains Live and taking orders.
I always keep one or two clones for new features development, testing plugins, redesigns, etc.
The process of creating a clone for dev or staging is a bit hard to explain here (writing on mobile sorry).
Some hostings have an automated process of cloning Magento.
If that's not available you'll need to do it manually.
What I usually do is zip all the files, export the database, then import the database to the staging server, unzip the files, change database info on app/etc/local.xml, clear the cache and sessions, check permissions, update the base_url on core_config_data table and that should do it.
This is for Magento v1.x
Alex Parra

Re: Is it possible to have a staging site and a live site at the same time?

Thank you for your response. I will check with my hosing company.


Re: Is it possible to have a staging site and a live site at the same time?

You are asking this question means you are late. 

Please always keep practice to live site and dev site parallel so that any strange issue avoided.