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Manage Live Hosted Site

InstaWP Live offers seamless site management, allowing you to configure settings and optimize performance, including purging cache for faster Time to First Byte (TTFB). Additionally, enabling single sign-on for your live website without the need for login credentials, and you can easily map your website to a new domain name through various hosting servers like Cloudflare or Namecheap.

In this documentation, we will explore the steps to manage Live hosted site by configuring the options from the following:

Connect Settings
Hosting Settings
Dashboard
SFTP SSH
Backup
Map Domain
Delete
View Logs
Clone
DB Editor

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Connect Settings



You can choose the Purge cache option to free up server resources, making your connected site function faster and more efficiently, particularly in terms of a site's Time to First Byte (TTFB), by serving pages and static cache directly from the closest server available to visitors.



Hosting Settings



You can configure the following options that are available on the hosting settings:

Dashboard
SFTP SSH
Backup
Map Domain
Delete



Dashboard



You can view your InstaWP Live - hosted website’s space & cores used with basic information such as PHP, WordPress version, or database size.



Note: The user can also change their PHP and WordPress version on their InstaWP Live Hosted Site.



You can also use the Edge Caching feature that saves your page cache (which is only stored in your site's server center) to any of the operated data centers worldwide such as: Dallas, San Jose, Ashburn, Seattle, Miami, Atlanta, Denver, Chicago, New York (US), Toronto (CA) Singapore, Sao Paolo, (BR), London (UK), Vienna, Sydney (AU), Hong Kong (CHN), Stockholm (SE) Madrid (ESP), Paris (FR), Frankfurt (GER) Johannesburg (SA), Osaka (JP) & Mumbai (IN).

Note: When visitors load your website in their browser, cached replies are provided from the closest location to them.



SFTP SSH



InstaWP allows you to create a new SFTP/SSH user and utilize the following two connection types to establish a single sign-on for your live website without any login credentials of that user.

SSH Key Pair
Password



SSH Key Pair



To use an SSH Key pair as a connection type, paste the SSH Public key that you generated on selecting the repository type as private to add a new deployment. For more information, refer to the Add Deployment document.



Password



To use a password as a connection type for adding an SSH/SFTP user, enter the password.



After choosing a connection type for adding an SSH/SFTP user, click on the Add User button.



This will add a new SSH/SFTP user which allows you to access the website without any login credentials of the added user.



Now that your public key has been connected to the InstaWP live site, you may copy the SSH command and paste it into your terminal to get a password-less login.



Hit enter and then type yes to execute.



Backup



You can download the backup file for your hosted live site since InstaWP automatically creates a backup every day and stores a separate shadow copy of the site, updated in sync, in another region.

Note: If a primary datacenter pool encounters an issue, it immediately fails over to the site's secondary datacenter pool, keeping the site operational and backup safe.



Note: The user can manually backup their files and databases, which will only be created once. To manually generate a backup again, users must first delete the previous one.



Map Domain



You can map your website with a new domain name by linking it to a web-hosting server, such as Cloudflare or Namecheap.

Step 1: Enter a domain name.



Step 2: Copy the domain name that you have entered and both the "A" records IP addreses, as will be needed to paste on DNS records for mapping.



Step 3: Go to your domain register panel (such as Cloudflare or Namecheap) to add a new record.



Step 4: Paste the domain name and IP address to the relevant fields, then click on the Save button.
Note: The user can only paste one IP address for every DNS record. For second IP address, they need to add new record and paste the same domain name with it



Step 5: Click on the Map domain button to complete mapping.
For more information, refer to the Map Domain document.


This will complete your domain name mapping. You can refresh the page to see.

Delete



You can also delete your InstaWP live - hosted site when not in use anymore.



You can also use the following options, which are only accessible for your InstaWP Live hosted site.

View Logs
Clone
DB Editor

View Logs



You can view different types of logs that are related to your InstaWP live hosted site such as PHP warning errors & web server related logs.

To access the logs, go to the Three dots and select View Logs from its dropdown list.



A new pop-up window will appear, providing you with the following types of logs:

Types of logsDescription
Error LogShows the PHP related error logs for the InstaWP live hosted site. Errors such as PHP warnings indicating that the scandir() function encountered an issue because it couldn't find the specified directory.
Access LogShows web server logs that clients may use to provide insights to their end users and support team. These log entries contains information regarding a request sent to a server, such as the client, the request itself, and the server's response.




Clone



You can clone your InstaWP live hosted site by creating a replica of your existing site with all the design, file system and database.

To access the Clone, go to the Three dots and select Clone from its dropdown list.



A new modal window will appear, prompting you to enter a domain name for cloning your hosted site.



After entering the name, click on the Clone button.



Another window will appear, asking you to confirm the action, by clicking on the Clone button.



This will clone your InstaWP Live hosted site, which you can view from your hosting page.



DB Editor



You can access your InstaWP Live site's database using phpMyAdmin, which provides a web interface for managing MySQL databases.

To access the DB Editor, go to the Three dots and select DB Editor from its dropdown list.



An phpMyAdmin (Database management tool) window will appear in a new tab for creating and managing the contents of databases.

Updated on: 15/05/2024

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