“Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.” ~ Pat Riley

What is a staging server?

A staging server is a type of server that is used to test a software, website or in a production-similar environment before being set live. It is part of a staging environment or staging site, where it serves as a temporary hosting and testing server for any new software or websites.

Why you need a staging server?

    » to identify the behaviour, experience and performance as it will be visible on the live server.
    » for temporary work, from several colleagues and where all the pieces come together.
    » where you experiment with new modules or ideas, before you that on a live environment.

The advantages of a staging server

    » Protects you from poor performance being a surprise.
    » Protects you from finger pointing between different departments.
    » Protects you from making fixes on your production environment.
    » Protects you from code that doesn't work with that particular host.

Don't waste time and money!

So little can bring so many benefits. Have a buffer zone, where you test out major changes.

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