Staging site

What is a staging site?

Staging site, dev (short for development) site or testing site is the location where your website will sit before going live. This website will not be publicly available and will usually be on a domain such as

When we develop a new website for you we create a staging site so you can see our progress before your new website goes live. It will also allow you to change content and make sure it’s ready to go live.

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Richard Keys

Rich is Genius Division's technical director. When he's not building Lego or painting toy soldiers he's probably having fun with his kids. Lover of mountains and reading: Stephen King and Middle-earth are among his favourites.