The purpose of the staging environment is to mirror the actual production environment as much as possible and it could also connect to other production services like databases. Staging environments are meant to contain everything in an exact replicated nature of the production environment in order to optimize the chance of finding and fixing any bugs before releasing the software. Staging environments are used to ensure that a software product is flawless before being sold or used on a commercial level. This will help to create a good name for the software and one that is free from having many errors attached to it. Users will find flawless software easier to use so the staging environment is crucial.