I am new to magento and have been working a my first site and it is now ready to go live. I have been advised that once live to also build a staging or development site so that i can in the future work off that before putting any new changes to my live site.
Can i ask what are the best practices in setting this up? My web hosting has said they can offer to set it up within a sub directory of my existing domain but it will just be a copy of the files and database (so doubling my required disk space) and i would need to manually move and copy the files and database info. Is this the only way?
I did see one article but it required a virtual server to store the test site on which i don't have or have any knowledge in setting up