License utilization

You can use one license for Live / Production, Staging, Dev and Localhost Sites if your domain name is clearly a dev or staging site. The system automatically recognizes specific domains and subdomains conventions as staging or dev environment. Here is the list:

TLDs that are considered as dev or staging:

  • *.dev
  • * (DesktopServer)
  • *.test
  • *.local
  • *.staging
  • *.example
  • *.invalid
  • * (GoDaddy)
  • * (Cloudways)
  • * (WPSandbox)
  • * (tunneling)

Subdomains that are considered as dev or staging

  • local.*
  • dev.*
  • test.*
  • stage.*
  • staging.*
  • stagingN.* (SiteGround; N is an unsigned int)
  • * (WP Engine)
  • dev-* (Pantheon)
  • test-* (Pantheon)
  • staging-* (Kinsta)
  • staging-* (Kinsta)
  • *' (Pressable)

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

If your dev or staging site doesn’t fit the criteria listed above, try to deactivate the license from within the WP Admin dashboard (WooCommerce -> FiboSearch -> My Account), and then reuse the license.