Setup development, test, stage, and production orchard instances

Topics: General, Installing Orchard
Feb 13, 2015 at 4:13 AM
After setup of a simple site for prototype we have decided to move ahead with full implementation of a new site with Orchard. Looking for ideas on how best to setup the proper development environment. We want our development team to work separate from the stage/test environment and then when the final updates are approved, release them to production.

Knowing that the database component makes this a little more complicated than just copying files, I'm looking for ideas on best practices and simplest solutions. Most of the people, except developers, will be doing these steps. Any ideas are greatly appreciated.