WP STAGING is a high quality enterprise-level backup and staging software for WordPress and works on most available hosting providers and servers. WP STAGING runs over 1000 automated tests before every release to make sure that it always works as expected.
If your hosting provider is not listed here, it just means that we have not tested the plugin for that provider. Therefore, the chances that WP STAGING will work on your hosting system are still very good.
WP STAGING Verified & Compatible Hosting Providers
The hosting provider, aruba.it does not support staging sites created by WP Staging (at date 14th, June 2020). As a result, the staging site throws an error 500, and the WordPress debug log is ignored and not written on their systems, making it impossible for us to debug the issues.
Update August 8, 2022: Staging Site and backup creation with WP STAGING now works on Aruba.it.
We experienced on a client site in Aruba.it that the WordPress `siteurl` in the database always returned a wrong scheme, http instead of https, even though the siteurl seemed to obviously correct with https in the database. To solve this and to return the correct prefixed siteurl with http we had to update the siteurl again with the same value in the database.
we don’t know what caused that issue, but it could be caused by an unclean database caching setting or some kind of aruba.it custom redirects for http links.
It is also noticeable that searching through the database for http://example.com was impossible, and the search term was immediately replaced with https://example.com. This indicates, that this is kind of a database internal redirect of HTTP > HTTPS.
WP STAGING Incompatible Hosting Providers
WP STAGING does not work with the following hosting providers due to server restrictions and/or less powerful systems.
Only a few known hosting providers so far are not compatible with WP Staging, leading to a bad experience.
IONOS 1&1 Web Hosting (Limited with some plans)
Some IONOS hosting packages execute WordPress in a closed environment with the user/group 43:600. That seems to be a preconfigured WordPress installation, probably made by a one-click installation script. Unfortunately, these user permissions do not allow us to create a new folder at the production site’s root. Even their SFTP account does not allow us to create a custom folder within the root directory. It’s also not possible to clone and run the website clone from within the wp-content/uploads folder because all files are run with restricted user/group 133320:600, which is not allowed to execute any PHP files.
On crazydomains servers, the cloning and pushing process results in error 400 on the file copy processing. This indicates that some I/O limits are exceeded.
Until now, we have not found any solution with crazydomains to fix that, and we hope they will try to make ours and other cloning and backup plugins compatible.
Using Amazon Lightsail instance allows only one WordPress site (either single site or one network site) per instance, and the wp-content folder is located outside of the core WordPress directories path with a symlink to the core path, that’s the main reason why WP STAGING can’t clone/push such sites.
As mentioned on their website, they only allow one site only per subscription, and they disallow having multiple WordPress sites on the same subscription, so you won’t be able to create a staging site from a website hosted on Elementor Cloud.
The elementor cloud has its limitations, and you will get more freedom by using a fully independent hosting provider.
If you ever want to host your website on a proper independant hosting provider, please don’t hesitate to let us know and we’ll help you with it.
Are You a Hosting Provider, Wants to be Listed Here?
Please get in contact us if you are a hosting provider, company owner, or responsible person for technical questions and you like to ensure that WP Staging works with your hosted sites.
Please send us its name if you are using another hosting provider and confirm that WP Staging runs on it.
We’d like to add it to this list of hosting providers.