VPS Review checklist

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After Migration

    1. It’s best to use a subdomain since the pagely staging url bypasses our cache layer
      1. Update url to something such as test.yourdomain.com (replace yourdomain.com)
      2. Point DNS  for your new subdomain and update the database urls to reflect.
      3. Review the site to ensure all the necessary urls have been updated and make sure there is no breakage.

Performance Testing

        1. Make sure that the site is properly hitting our cache layer. You can use browser developer tools to check response headers or run this cURL command from a shell.
 curl -I http://test.yourdomain .com 

You are looking for X-Cache-Status: HIT If you receive a MISS or Bypass you are most likely setting a cookie or phpsession that is causing it to miss. A good place to start is with your plugins by searching for the session_start() function and patching it if possible.

      1. CDN - By default the CDN should be enabled. You can double check this in your WordPress dashboard > Pagely > PressCDN. You want to make sure this is active prior to running any traffic tests.

DNS Cutover

      1. Once you have completed the migration and performance testing the last step is pointing the DNS to our servers.
        1. From your domain registrar point the domain using one of our suggested methods
        2. Update the urls in the database, search/replace test.yourdomain.com -> yourdomain.com
        3. Monitor the DNS propagation using a tool such as https://www.whatsmydns.net

 

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