Hi guys, just wondering if any of you have procedures in place for when you need to develop a large website and then deploy it.
I potentially have to oversee a website (to replace an existing one) that will require several databases, including a WordPress blog and other sections, all of which will be linked, with databases exchanging information.
My concern is that we can’t develop on the existing server as it’s hosted with another company that my client is leaving and runs a proprietary CMS, so I’m just trying to work out how to build the new site and launch with minimal disruption.
I’m thinking of encouraging the company to get a VDS to replace their hosting, and would quite like to develop there until launch, but I’m not sure how to accomplish this, as changing the domain of an existing server/hosting package might be impossible..?
Any ideas would be very much appreciated, has anyone else been in the same boat before?
Ah, this would ordinarily be my plan, but the current site uses a CMS the previous developer created will not release (he also owns the current server), so we can’t run it on our new server. This is a pain.
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If you have to use WordPress for the blog, why not for all of it? That way instead of having two different areas to log in, you have one. If you need to limit access to certain users so all they can do is post certain things, then WordPress allows for that. Plus it is super easy to theme.