Staging and testing environments

ContentKing is a great solution for monitoring your staging and testing environments, allowing you to do comparisons with the production environment before green lighting a release or migration.

Staging and testing environments are usually protected from all outside visitors as well as search engines.

If you’re wondering why you should be protecting your staging environment or you want to learn about different protection methods, be sure to read our Academy article (opens in a new tab) on this topic.

Ensuring ContentKing’s access to the staging environment

There are several ways in which you can give ContentKing access to your staging environment based on what protection method you are using.


HTTP Auth is the best way to protect your staging environment and you can read more about it here (opens in a new tab).

ContentKing allows you to set up HTTP Auth directly in the app, which means that you can easily enable us to monitor your staging environment.

Setting up HTTP Auth in ContentKing

To set up HTTP Auth for a website in ContentKing, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the Monitoring tab of the Website settings
  2. In the top-right corner of the Advanced monitoring section click Edit and then click configure next to the Auth setting.
  3. In the window that appears, set the Username and Password that ContentKing will use to access the website.
  4. Click Save.

Other ways to whitelist ContentKing

You can also give ContentKing access to your staging environment based on a unique identifier of our crawler.

You can whitelist ContentKing based on:

Need help?

If you’re having trouble ensuring ContentKing’s access to your staging environment, don’t hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to help you set it up.