We have started working on the “Staging” feature, we are hoping to have it available by May end.
Cloudways TeamWP Admin commented
Some providers have options to deploy from staging to production with 1-2 clicks. In addition, there are options to:
- Deploy to production excluding certain DB tables, implementing only code/ftp changes. i.e.: deploy to production excluding _users; _postmeta; _comments; etc maintaining the production site's new posts, users, comments, etc (white the site was under development)
- When deploying, all URL's are automatically changed from the production domain, to dev sub-domain, and the other way around when deploying to production.
- Image based deployment: a 40MB DB with 4GB of files, takes aprox 15s to deploy.
It's not GIT, but for a 2-3 developer teams, it's extremely fast, convenient and easy.
I know Cloudways supports other applications apart from WordPress, but WP is the most common, mostly used and popular web developmet platform out there fight now.
After some difficulties with Cloudflare, we have spoken now with Sucuri (https://sucuri.net/). They offer malware removal, website firewall (providing DDoS protection among other things, requires DNS redirection to point to their firewalls) and site scanning (via local agent). All features independent (we can offer all or some).
We are thinking that a better approach to solving our customers problems when it comes to security and performance will be to offer (as add-ons) Sucuri (security centric and very focused on our most common apps) and MaxCDN (pure CDN focused on performance).
Any one has had experience with Sucuri? We have already tested (and in talks with them) and looks very promising.
Let us know thoughts on this (Sucuri + MaxCDN) approach (vs Cloudfront). We know this is well overdue and want to get it rolling.