This seems like a simple question, but after some Google searching I can't seem to find the answer.
I have a staging server where I would like to mimic the production server as much as possible. Let's say I own
example.com and I decide that I want to host a blog using
blog.example.com. I would like to be able to stage the blog before I push it to production using the staging address
blog.stage.example.com. I rather do this than buy another domain such as
stage-example.com or use naming conventions like
Obviously, I would want
blog.stage.example.com to point to the server running on the staging environment (e.g. IP 126.96.36.199), and
blog.example.com to point to the server running on the production environment (e.g. IP 188.8.131.52).
I am using Nginx for my web back-end and have Gandi as a hosting provider where I manage my DNS zone file.
Is it possible to configure my domain names with the multi-level subdomains? Or, am I stuck with naming conventions like,
blog-stage.example.com? Or, perhaps there is a better way to manage this that I don't know about?
If it is possible, what would the DNS zone file look like?
And finally, if it is possible, what would the Nginx configuration file look like?