What is staging server?
A staging server is a type of server used to test a software, website, or service in a production-like environment before going live. It is part of a staging environment or site where it serves as a temporary hosting and testing server for new software or websites.
A staging server primarily enables the compilation, provision and testing of software or a website on a server instance similar to the production server. Typically, software or a website on the staging server is hosted by the development server or as soon as development is complete.
A staging server helps identify the behavior, experience, and performance of the software or website as viewed on the production server. This helps software developers or QA staff identify and fix issues, bugs, performance, usability, and other issues before the software or website is deployed to the production server.
The staging server can be a staging database server, staging website server and staging application server, and more.