WP STAGING is an enterprise-level approved backup and staging software for WordPress and works on most of the available hosting providers and servers. WP STAGING runs over 1000 automatic tests before every release to make sure that it always works as expected.
If your hosting provider is not listed here, it only means that we have not tested the plugin for this respective provider. Therefore, the chances are still excellent that WP STAGING works on your hosting system.
Verified & Compatible Hosting Providers
- Amazon AWS
- Microsoft Azure
- InMotion Hosting
- Bitnami AWS
Incompatible Hosting Providers
WP STAGING does not work with the following hosting providers due to server restrictions and/or less powerful systems.
There are only a few known hosting providers so far that are not compatible with WP Staging, leading to a bad experience.
IONOS 1&1 Web Hosting (Limited with some plans)
There are IONOS packages that execute WordPress in a closed environment with the user/group 43:600. This does seem 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 hope they will try to make ours and other cloning and backup plugins compatible.
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 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.
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.
If you are using another hosting provider and confirm that WP Staging runs on it, please send us its name.
We are going to add it to that list.