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How to Stage a WordPress Site Without Managed WordPress?

I currently have an active, non-WordPress site being hosted on GoDaddy. I want to build a new site in WordPress while the current site stays active and, later, switch to the new WP site. So, basically, I need to set up a staging site but I don't want/need Managed WordPress. I'm wondering what would be the best way to go about doing this within GoDaddy without Managed WordPress.

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Re: How to Stage a WordPress Site Without Managed WordPress?

Hi there!


This one is easy peasy! You would just purchase a shared hosting, business hosting, or VPS/Dedicated server package that runs cPanel. From there, you'd just add in a subdomain for your development sites such as or From there, just use Installatron to install WordPress to that directory and there you go.


Once you're done, just use a plugin or manually back up the site and then upload it to whatever platform you're gonna use.

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