WP Engine hosting is just plain great.
Staging Area Feature
One of WP Engine’s flagship features is the built-in Staging Site, where you can copy from Production to Staging, mess around in Staging (trying to break stuff), and once you figure out what you want to put in Production, you just do it in Production instead of in Staging.
If you successfully break Staging, just click the big “Copy site from LIVE to STAGING” button and start over in Staging.
From Staging to Production
Update: This feature is now activated by default. No wp-config.php hacking necessary.
A couple months ago (to my knowledge), WP Engine secretly added the option to push from Staging to Production, which was something many of us had requested.
All you have to do is open your wp-config.php file and change
Save and refresh your WP Engine wp-admin page to see the big “Copy site from STAGING to LIVE” button (the black button in the screenshot below).
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If you’re looking for expert WordPress hosting where every little thing is done for you (including per-site optimization, updates, and WordPress maintenance), I’d love for you to let me manage your site, hosting on WP Engine (similar pricing to signing up for WP Engine yourself).
If you’re looking to do all the WordPress work yourself and just need a great WordPress hosting package, you can’t go wrong with WP Engine. Click the image below to get started.