A Website Environment is the complete set of resources needed, to deliver features and content to users. A web environment that contains everything to deliver a website’s features can be compared to a chef’s kitchen where all the delicious food is prepared.

Types Of Website Environment

Different stages of website development require different website environment

Dev environment

A development environment is a set of tools and processes used to develop source code for a program or software application. Development, staging and production servers are all part of the environment that supports the process end to end.

UAT environment

User Acceptance Testing is the last step of any software development. During this step, actual users test the software to determine if it can fulfil the tasks it was designed to handle in real-world situations. The UAT process ensures the software meets the customer’s needs. During UAT, testers verify changes made by developers to the original requirements. 

Production environment

This is the environment where end-users are able to see, experience, and interact with the new product. Production environments are often called QA environments.

Staging environment

A staging environment is similar to a production environment for software testing. Before an application is deployed, staging environments are used to test codes and updates in a production-like environment to ensure quality. Staging environments require the same hardware, servers, databases, and caches as production environments.