subdomains for testing things

Florian Snow floriansnow at
Thu Feb 8 16:51:03 UTC 2018

Hi Daniel,

Daniel Pocock <daniel at> writes:
> How does using a domain with the word "test" in it somewhere create more
> work?

At some point, a service is at least supposed to go into production, so
at that point, configuration files need to change, DNS records need to
change, and links to the old subdomain break unless you set up
forwarding in the server.  That may not sound like a lot, but it is
additional work.

> What about the possibility that people using the service by mistake
> creates more work too?

That is a good point.  There is a simpler solution to this, though.  We
can either add a "test" to the logo of the page or add a description
that describes the test nature or perhaps both.

Happy hacking!

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