Best practices tell us that doing your site development and testing on a development server is the right thing to do.
When you request a website, that website will be created on two servers: www2.humboldt.edu and www-dev.humboldt.edu. Developers will be assigned to both servers as well.
We strongly encourage you to do your behind-the-scenes work and testing on www-dev.humboldt.edu. Once you have your site the way you like, you can move the files over to www2.humboldt.edu and your site will be live!