So I run a flare on an AWS server. I love being able to make a quick backup of my server and then test upgrades on the new instance just in case it breaks.
My only issue is for testing purposes, I basically point my was elastic IP address to the 2nd aws instance and if it doesn’t work I re-point the ip back to the “real” aws instance. My problem is my main site goes down if I re-point my elastic IP to the test instance if the test instance isn’t broken.
I would think I can just visit the IP address for my test aws instance instead of re-point my elastic IP to test using my live domain name. Hopefully that makes sense….
I tried editing my flare config to just have the IP of my test instance instead of my domain name but it still doesn’t work. I think how I have nginx set up with everything it prevents this.
I want to be able to run all my tests by putting the new instance IP in my address bar and then if it checks out I can point my elastic IP to it and re-direct my visitors there.