subdomains for testing things

Daniel Pocock daniel at
Thu Feb 8 17:42:55 UTC 2018

On 08/02/18 17:51, Florian Snow wrote:
> 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.

In many organizations, they keep the test instance running after it goes
into production and they use the test instance to test new versions of
the code before production upgrades.

So that extra work increases quality and decreases downtime.

>> 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.

That is also a great idea



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