Testing website with similar domain name as production

Before using cloudflare for our production website we want to test it with our development website.
But our development website is like www4.<example.com> and our production website is like www.<example.com>. Is it possible to perform this test? If so will it affect any way the production website as both are <example.com>. How can it be achieved?
Please help.

There are a couple of ways you can accomplish this, one would involve moving your DNS to Cloudflare and the other would not require moving your DNS to Cloudflare.

The easiest way to do this would to add your site to Cloudflare, but disable the proxy for your production domain. Your production site would be using us only for DNS and your testing website would be active on Cloudflare.

The other option would be to use a Partial CNAME Setup. This also allow you to keep your DNS with the current provider. This would allow you to have the specific subdomains you want active on Cloudflare, and when you want to migrate you can then switch it to a full setup.

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Thank you very much for your reply. But my concern is being similar domain name, except www for production and www4 for development. We will make changes in cloudflare settings and in website settings for development website. Will it impact for any misconfiguration or some issue in the development site to google indexing,page rank etc in the production site?

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