Test on Staging

Test your configuration on the staging network before you go live.

Before you go live and start serving traffic over the intelligent edge platform, it's a good idea to activate your property on the staging network, point your browser to an edge server, then preview and test your property's configuration.

How to

  1. In the Property Manager Editor, click Activate tab, and then click Activate v# on Staging for the configuration version you want to activate.
    Note: The activation can take up to 20 minutes.
  2. Find your edge hostname in the Property Hostnames panel.
  3. Look up the IP address of the staging version of that edge hostname using dig or nslookup, and copy it to your clipboard. The staging version of your edge hostname inserts -staging before .net.
  4. Open your local hosts file in a text editor and add an entry that includes the IP address of the staging version of the Edge hostname and your property’s domain. For example: 1.2.3.4 www.my-application.com
  5. Open a browser and request that domain. Confirm that the response headers show X-Akamai-Staging: ESSL or X-Akamai-Staging: EdgeSuite, indicating that the request is going to the staging Edge server.
  6. Check that your site is functioning as expected, then remove the hosts file entry and save the file.