Having staging sites permanently available on another domain name
and password protected at no extra cost and with no time cost to set up or make copies from the live site saves me lots of time.
Managed Hosting Partners also ensures that we don’t have to copy anything when going live with a new site and they handle all of the setup, go live, SSL certificates etc. This saves me lots of time as well. It has changed my outlook, in fact I am now charging people extra to make sites live on other hosting platforms.
Finally we found ongoing automated monitoring is helpful – I know of any problems before clients do and it establishes a higher level of trust for all parties involved.