We like to show our clients our work before it’s signed off and made live. It is also really important to ensure that you test your work on a staging environment. Even for static websites! Why?
- Your production build may include different API keys which are environment dependent
- Caching headers may be different
- Your client may have changed their mind about something
For these reasons we have introduced staging environments to our upload tool as a default feature, allowing you to publish your sites with production settings.
After uploading your static site, we version your upload and make it available at a staging URL. Only one version may be active in the staging environment at a time, just as only one version may be active in production at any given time.
There’s an added benefit too - Just in case you want to swap out the production version to an older one, you can.