Dev environment questions

What Features Do You Offer for Developers?

Since we’re a company founded by real developers, meant for real developers, we offer the following feature set to make your life easier: Nginx PHP 5.6, …

How do I implement redirects?

Since we don’t run Apache, you can’t use .htaccess which you may be used to. Instead we run Nginx which has its own rewrite rule syntax; whatever …

How to Restore WordPress Site From Backup

You can easily restore your WordPress site from an automatic or manual backup right within the “My Kinsta” dashboard. Restore WordPress Site Select your site in the …

How to Do a WordPress Migration on Your Own

If you are a Kinsta customer you can take advantage of our free migration service. But some of you may prefer to do it yourself, maybe …

How do I point my domain to Kinsta from Bluehost?

Pointing domains to Kinsta from Bluehost is an easy process. 1. Log in to your Bluehost admin panel and click “Zone editor”. 2. Select the domain …

How to Edit Your Hosts File – Preview Site Before Updating DNS

The hosts file on your computer allows you to override DNS and manually map hostnames (domains) to IP addresses. This can come in handy during migrations …

How do I Add a Domain to a Site/Install?

When you migrate your site to Kinsta and add a site, a temporary domain is created for you automatically (yoursite.kinsta.com). After finishing the transfer, please make …

How Do I Point my Domain or DNS to Kinsta?

When you host your WordPress website with Kinsta you will need to point your domain and or DNS to us so that our servers can deliver …

How to Connect to SSH

SSH is a protocol for secure remote login and other secure network services over an insecure network. On our Google Cloud plans here at Kinsta we …

What is the IPv4 Address of my WordPress Site?

The IPv4 address of your WordPress site can be found in your MyKinsta dashboard under your sites “Info” tab. This is the IP address that you should point …

How Does Your Full Page Caching Work?

Caching is handled server side by us (full page caching). There’s no need for typical caching plugins. The full page cache is set to 1 hour by …

How to Use SFTP to Connect to Your WordPress Site

SFTP or Secure File Transfer Protocol (also known as SSH file transfer protocol), is a network protocol used for file transfers. It is a more secure method vs standard FTP. …