Configuring System Environments > Multiple Instance and Environment Recommendations
  
Multiple Instance and Environment Recommendations
One QAD .NET UI Tomcat home server can support multiple environments. However, as a best practice, one home server should not be used for testing, production, and development environments. Instead, these should each run under its own home server. For example, your test environment should be under one home server, your production environment should be under another home server, and so on. The main reason this is recommended as a best practice is because of updates. Updates to a home server are pushed out to all the QAD .NET UI clients for that home server. If all the environments are all under the same home server, the updates will apply to all the environments. By having the environments under different home servers, you can test the updates against a test environment under one home server before applying them to a different home server where the production environment is located.