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
  • *.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)
  • *.wpengine.com (WP Engine)
  • dev-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
  • test-*.pantheonsite.io (Pantheon)
  • staging-*.kinsta.com (Kinsta)
  • staging-*.kinsta.cloud (Kinsta)
  • *.mystagingwebsite.com' (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.