Staging-server topology for Web Content Management



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If delivering large complex Web sites with a large number of site users and content creator, implement a staging server configuration to provide an environment for checking for accuracy, issues with the design, and performance.

With a staging server configuration authoring, staging and delivery are separated onto different servers. The staging environment can be used for user acceptance testing (UAT) or to allow changes from the authoring environment to accumulate prior to syndicating the changes to the delivery environment in a single batch.

The following diagram illustrates a staging server topology. There is a different server, or cluster of servers, for the delivery, staging, and authoring environments. The delivery, staging, authoring environment all access the same LDAP and database servers. If needed the LDAP and database servers can be clustered too. Web site users access the delivery server through the Web server. Authors access the authoring server and content is syndicated to the staging server for quality assurance verification before it is published to the delivery server.

On the authoring server the following activities occur:

On the staging server the following activities occur

On the delivery server, the following activities occur:

Hardware and resource

Syndication options

Parent topic:

Server topologies

Related concepts

Single-server topology
Stand-alone server topology
Horizontal cluster topology
Vertical cluster topology
Combination of horizontal and vertical clusters
Multiple clusters
Single-server topology for Web Content Management
Dual-server configuration for Web Content Management