Getting started with managed WordPress and WooCommerce hosting

    November 9, 2020

    Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting puts your WordPress and WooCommerce site management at your fingertips and provides you with tools and resources to keep your sites running at optimal levels. 

    Logging In

    You can log into your Managed WordPress or WooCommerce Hosting account either by typing in the web address for the platform site or by using your Nexcess Account. See our article Logging Into Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Portal for step-by-step instructions.

    Migrating an Existing WordPress Site

    Nexcess has partnered with BlogVault to make migrating your existing WordPress sites to the Managed WordPress Portal and Managed WooCommerce Hosting a one-click process. To see how to migrate your site, see our article Migrating to Nexcess with Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    Adding a Site

    Once you've logged into your Managed WordPress or WooCommerce Portal account, learn how to add a site and navigate the site Portal in our article Adding a Site in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    Going Live with Your Site

    After migrating your site to Managed WordPress Portal and Managed WooCommerce Hosting, the DNS will need to be updated in order for your site to be live on the Nexcess server. If your domain is registered here at Liquid Web, you can find specific instructions on how to make your site live, in our article Going Live with Your Site in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    If your domain is registered with another service, please see this article to find your domain registry and change the DNS record: Adding and Editing DNS Records. If you are unsure where your domain is registered, you can find out how to get the information in our article Where Is My DNS Hosted?.

    Creating Backups

    Backups can be created in the Managed WordPress Portal and Managed Woo Commerce Hosting to protect your data. Learn more in our article Creating Backups in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting. Currently Staging sites cannot be backed up in the Portal.

    Managing Your Sites

    After adding a new site, you can control WordPress updates, manage domain name changes and push the site live, download access and error logs and so much more. See all the control options you have for your sites in our article Managing Your Sites in Managed WordPress Portal.

    Find Your SFTP/SSH Credentials

    Logging into your Managed WordPress or Managed Woo Commerce Hosting site via SFTP or SSH is just a few clicks away. Find out how in our article Finding Your SFTP/SSH Credentials in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    Creating a Staging Site

    Easily create a staging site for testing and development before you make changes in a live environment. See our article Creating a Staging Site in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting for more information.

    Log into Your Database

    Your database can be administrated through phpMyAdmin. See our article Accessing Your Database in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting for step-by-step instructions to log into phpMyAdmin.

    Restoring WordPress Site From Backup

    If you ever need to restore your WordPress site back to a previous iteration, you can restore from the automatic backups or one that you've created. Find out how in our article Restoring Site from a Backup in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    Adding Users to the Portal

    You can create users in the Managed WordPress Portal to help you manage all your sites. This person can do most of the same functions as you. They can organize the sites in your Portal by tagging and labeling, create stencils of your sites and look at the visual comparison tool and push updates. Find out how in our article Adding and Deleting Users in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    Upgrade to PHP 7.4

    Upgrade your site to PHP 7.4 with the click of a button. See our article Upgrading to PHP 7 in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting for step-by-step instructions.

    Using the Nexcess Installer

    You can install the provided plugins for your Managed WordPress or Managed WooCommerce plan using the Nexcess Installer.

    iThemes Security Pro Plugin

    We have partnered with iThemes to provide you with a plugin to secure your site. To see the features that iThemes Security Pro provides, see our article Using iThemes Security Pro in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    iThemes Sync Pro Plugin

    We have partnered with iThemes to provide you with a plugin to help you do even more with your sites within the Managed WordPress Portal. To see the features that iThemes Sync Pro provides, see our article Using iThemes Sync Pro in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    Using the Visual Comparison Tool

    Managed WordPress Portal provides you an easy way to view the visual changes to your website when you update plugins. With the Visual Comparison Tool, your Managed WordPress Portal will create a regression site, update your plugins and give you the ability to see what changes (if any) the plugin update made to your site before it goes live. This feature will save you the time of manually creating a staging site, updating the plugins and going page-by-page to see what may or may not have changed on your site. The URL paths that the visual comparison tool tests can be controlled directly in wp-admin from the visual comparison tab in the Nexcess dashboard. This means that you can set which URL paths will be included and excluded. See how it works in our Using the Visual Comparison Tool in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting article.

    Bulk Optimization

    Managed WordPress Portal has partnered with TinyPNG to bring you a solution for site slowness due to over-sized photos. The Compress JPEG & PNG images plugin from TinyPNG is now included in your hosting package, free of charge. This plugin allows you to be proactive and solve the technical burden of getting your site to load up quickly. Check out this new feature in our article Using Bulk Optimization in Managed WordPress and Managed WooCommerce Hosting.

    Contacting Nexcess Support

    Nexcess has a dedicated Heroic Support team ready for your questions 24/7/365. You can contact us via phone, chat or by creating a ticket. Learn how to create a ticket in our article Creating a Support Ticket.

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