How to setup a staging site?

I am new to Digital Ocean. Basically I want to setup a staging site so I can make some larger edits. I am wondering if I create a snapshot and spin up a new droplet will it share the same database as the original droplet? It will provide me with a new IP but can I point a sub domain to the new droplet? And how can I migrate the two sites once I am done with my updates?

Thank you. Kevin

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If you create them in the same region, you can also connect them over private networking.