How to Replace a Live Site with a Staging Site

Did you create a staging site with Softaculous and finish your tests? Now, you can push it live and replace your active website with just a couple clicks. You can even keep your staging site in case you want to perform more tests in the future. This makes the Staging tool in Softaculous a great way to safegaurd your live site from any problems that might occur from a modification. Now, we’re going walk you through, so you’ll know how to replace your live site with a staging site.

Replacing a Live Site

  1. Log into cPanel.
  2. Click the Softaculous Apps Installer link in the Software section.
  3. On the top-right of the screen, click the file folder so you can view all Softaculous managed sites.

  4. Next to your staged site click the Push to live link.

  5. Click the Customize tab so you can choose your options.
  6. Select if you want to Overwrite Files/Folders, Push Full Database, or Choose Database Changes.
  7. Click the Push to Live button. Your live site will then be replaced with your staging site, allow several minutes for this to complete.


    You are finished when you see a messages stating “Congratulations, the site was successfully pushed to live.”


Now, you know how to replace your live site with a staging site using the new Softaculous tool. Go forth, and modify your website without fear.

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