Best way for test/shadow Wordpress install


I am a fan of EasyEngine and are using it for almost a year!

I want to setup a test/shadow installation for testing updates (kernel, easyengine, wordpress, plugins) before pushing it to live site. I am running a webshop, so the database on the live version is updated all the time. What is the best way to achieve this?

The option I see is:


That is a good solution, but you dont really have to go through the hassle of changing domain in you wordpress install.

Just point your hosts file to the IP of your new droplet instead.

That will overrule the DNS entry telling your browser to visit your temp server.

Try to google “hosts file redirect”

it should be like: YOUR-IP