Develop Sites on Secure Test Servers
All HHS content development must be hosted on a test server or on a password-protected part of an external server.
Providing password-protected areas for content and site development prevents public viewing and allows for thorough review prior to going live. Reasons for securing test servers may include: data verification, usability testing, link checking, and management review.
Requirements (content & style):
HHS should ensure that these servers remain inaccessible to the general public, whether hosted internally or externally.
Checklist:Web site development must be hosted in a non-public test environment.