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License utilization rules for live, staging, and dev sites

Learn when environments won’t get counted toward the license’s maximum allowed sites.

Using One License for Live / Production, Staging, Dev and Localhost Sites

Localhost, staging and development environments won’get get counted toward the license’s maximum allowed sites if its domain name is clearly a dev or staging site.

TLDs that are considered as dev or staging:

  • *.dev
  • *.dev.cc (DesktopServer)
  • *.test
  • *.local
  • *.staging
  • *.example
  • *.invalid
  • *.myftpupload.com (GoDaddy)
  • *.cloudwaysapps.com (Cloudways)
  • *.wpsandbox.pro (WPSandbox)
  • *.ngrok.io (tunneling)

Subdomains that are considered as dev or staging:

  • local.*
  • dev.*
  • test.*
  • stage.*
  • staging.*
  • stagingN.* (SiteGround; N is an unsigned int)
  • *.staging.wpengine.com (WP Engine)
  • *.dev.wpengine.com (WP Engine)
  • dev-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
  • test-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
  • staging-*.kinsta.com (Kinsta)

Additionally, if your domain is localhost (with any port), it will also be treated as a localhost domain.

If you want to utilize a license on a dev site that doesn’t fit the criteria listed above you can deactivate the license from within the Account page in your WP Admin dashboard, and then reuse the license.

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