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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. 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. Testnets are likely to change and data may be deleted
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.
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 Service
Availability
Cryptocurrency
Limited
Consensus Service
Limited
File Service
Limited
Smart Contract Service
Limited
Token Service
Limited

Test Network Throttles

Network Request Type
Throttle (tps)
Cryptocurrency Transactions
AccountCreateTransaction: 2 tps
Other: 6,000 tps (excludes CryptoCreate)
Consensus Transactions
TopicCreateTransaction: 5 tps
TopicMessageSubmitTransaction: 8,000 tps
Other: 3,000 tps
Token Transactions
TokenCreateTransaction: 100 tps
TokenAssociateTransaction: 100 tps
Other: 3,000 tps
Schedule Transactions
ScheduleCreate: 100 tps
ScheduleSign: 100 tps
File Transactions
13 tps
Smart Contract Transactions
13 tps
Queries
8,000 tps
Receipts
unlimited (no throttle)
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