Use a staging URL

  • Last updated on: 2014-08-25
  • Authored by: Rackspace Support

Note: This article is written for our Cloud Sites Control Panel. You can get to it from the Cloud Control Panel by clicking Rackspace Cloud in the upper-left corner and selecting Cloud Sites. You can also navigate directly to


  • Administrative access to the Rackspace Cloud


  • Navigate to Hosting > Cloud Sites, from the list of domains click on the hyperlink of the domain and select General Settings tab
  • Scroll down to the Viewing and Editing section and check the testing URL link, this identifies the technology, cluster and data center used for this website.

  • All content and code uploaded to the site can now be accessed with the test or staging url
  • The website can be made public when needed. Site owner must log into the website for the domain registrar where they bought the domain–for example, or Register,com, and set the DNS name servers for the domain and Additionally you can use external name servers and modify DNS records as needed.

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