We set up one of our secure staging servers. Then we “migrate” (copy and place) the live site, lock, stock, and barrel, including the database, onto the designated staging server. After the existing site has been duplicated and checked for completeness, we perform additional steps including: setting up two factor authentication (2FA), masking the login, and placing the new site “under construction,” all designed so that nobody except designated admins can see what’s happening in the background, far far away from visitors and potential saboteurs. Meanwhile, the existing site remains live.
After the changes have been made and approved, we seamlessly migrate the new site to your domain.