38 votesOscar Gensmann commented
Actually the "Migrate DB" wordpress plugin takes care of most of this now when it builds the db for migration. Might not be that needed after all :-)Oscar Gensmann commented
When moving wordpress sites from staging to live you often have to do simple search and replace in all mysql tables to replace a domain name.
Often this functionality is build into a migration plugin or you can install your own wordpress plugin and do it.
The issue is that a lot of migration plugins doesn't work with medium size to larger wordpress installs due to timeouts etc (doesn't have to be more than a couple of GB of upload data etc), and installing the search and replace plugin after the site has been cloned/moved is often a lot og fiddling since the admin on the new domain redirects to the old etc.
I suggest making a simple mySQL tool for searching and replacing a string in some or all tables of an apps database, without having to learn SQL-queries.
This would make it easier for the growing bunch of wordpress users who doesn't know much about sql (or maybe can remember the syntax without googling), but could be attracted to your service which is giving them their own VPS, without a lot of server management.
Search and replace in the database is almost the most common problem I see with new wordpress "managers", and often something is destroyed due to wrong formatted SQL queries and similar, which is why there is a lot of search and replace plugins, the issue is though that you need to get into the wp-admin to use them.
84 votesAdminCloudways (Admin, Cloudways) responded
After analysing feasibility we have decided to drop this option by now. We are not experts in node.js, there are far too many full-stacks to be able to focus on one and the changes/efforts that we would need to do to adapt our platform are too big compared to the limited market we currently have for node.js.
That said, surely it is something that we may reconsider in the future.
Thanks to all for your feedback.
18 votesAdminCloudways (Admin, Cloudways) responded
By now we have created this blog post on how to deploy it over base php stack:
We will later on consider adding it as a standalone application if we see enough pull.
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