Installing the package is the same as with any other Joomla! component. Go to your site's back-end Extensions, Manage and click on Browse. Locate the ZIP package and click on Upload and Install.
Categories are used just like standard Joomla! categories to assist you group the stages. With categories you can control for each category the access level and user rules.
To allow monitoring schedule you must first go to SP Staging -> Options.
SP Staging comes with the functionality of monitoring your websites healthiness. You can check whether your websites and server's services are up and running. You can schedule the monitoring to run on specified time intervals from your server (Linux/Windows), or any other scheduling tool that can hit a URL. In case a website/service is down a selected user can be notified via email.
The SP Staging Manager is the place in the back-end where you can add and manage all of the stages you want to control. From the stages view you can do the follow tasks:
- Add/Edit/Remove stages,
- Ping a stage to check connection healthiness,
- Synchronize the manager with the stages,
- Backup and Akeeba Backup,
- Install any zip package file to the selected stages.
- Execute any SQL query file, or PHP script, on the stages