I'm thinking of live production sites here, where there is a continuous community or much content being updated, sort of like a newspaper site or community site (the one I work at is a healthcare improvement company) and we have news articles, programs and so on. While the underlying code is tested and released there are often production issues that come up, maybe certain pages stop working, style sheets suddenly don't appear like they did due to a service patch or some tweak done to improve production security or performance.
There is Acceptance Testing for when a deployment goes out to make sure things work right, Regression Testing to make sure nothing has been broken since previous releases. Considering we've done these types of tests and things are working fine what would you call testing, or checking, the site to make sure things still work fine? To be sure new pages are being crawled for search indexing? To check that newly added pages are using plug-ins correctly? Or so on.
My manager and I were discussing some issues that have cropped up and decided we needed to do something like this, but then to sort of note it in our status reports we didn't really have a name for it. Anyone done this and have a term that might be good? Or would you consider it covered by something like Continuous Acceptance Testing or some such term?