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Join a Hedera Testnet

Overview

Hedera testnets provide developers with access to a free testing environment for Hedera network services. Testnets simulate the exact same development environment as you would expect for mainnet. This includes transaction fees, throttles, available services, etc. To create a Hedera testnet or previewnet account, you can visit the Hedera Developer Portal.
Once your application has been built and tested in this test environment you can expect to migrate your decentralized application to mainnet without any changes.
Test Networks:
Name
Description
Test Network
Runs the same code as the Hedera mainnet, designed to provide a pre-production environment for developers about to move to mainnet. You can find compatible SDKs here.
Preview Test Network
Code that is under development by the Hedera team, and likely to be used in an upcoming release, designed to give developers early exposure to features coming down the pipe. Updates to the network are made frequently. There is no guarantee an SDK will readily support the up-and-coming features.
Note: Updates to this network are triggered by a new release and are frequent. These updates will not be reflected on the status page.
Network Service
Availability
Cryptocurrency
Limited
Consensus Service
Limited
File Service
Limited
Smart Contract Service
Limited
Token Service
Limited

Test Network Resets

The mirror node and consensus node test network are scheduled to reset once a quarter starting July 2022. When a testnet reset occurs all account, token, contract, topic, schedule, and file data are wiped.
Developers will no longer have access to the state data from test network consensus nodes. For example, you will not be able to perform transactions or queries on an account that existed before the reset.
The testnet mirror node will be available for developers for two weeks after the date of the reset to store any data before access is completely removed. You will be able to query old testnet information for the two week period is it available.
What you should do:
  • Take note of the upcoming reset dates
  • Have the ability to recreate test data for your application to minimize interruptions
  • After the reset, you will need to visit the Hedera Developer Portal to get a new testnet account information
  • Subscribe to the Hedera status page to receive reset notifications
If you have any questions or concerns, please connect with us via Discord.
Reset Dates 2022
  • July 28, 2022
  • Oct 27, 2022

Test Network Throttles

Limited Support Transactions are currently throttled for testnets. You will receive a "BUSY" response if the number of transactions submitted to the network exceeds the threshold value.
Network Request Type
Throttle (tps)
Cryptocurrency Transactions
AccountCreateTransaction: 2 tps
AccountBalanceQuery: unlimited TransferTransaction (inc. tokens): 10,000 tps
Other: 10,000 tps
Consensus Transactions
TopicCreateTransaction: 5 tps
Other: 10,000 tps
Token Transactions
TokenMintTransaction (NFT): 1200 tps
TokenAssociateTransaction: 100 tps TransferTransaction (inc. tokens): 10,000 tps
Other: 3,000 tps
Schedule Transactions
ScheduleSignTransaction: 100 tps ScheduleCreateTransaction: 100 tps
File Transactions
10 tps
Smart Contract Transactions
ContractExecuteTransaction: 350 tps ContractCreateTransaction: 350 tps
Queries
ContractGetInfo: 700 tps ContractGetBytecode: 700 tps ContractCallLocal: 700 tps FileGetInfo: 700 tps FileGetContents: 700 tps Other: 10,000 tps
Receipts
unlimited (no throttle)