How to Go Live With Your Store

Before you start selling online, there are a few things you need to do to make sure your store is ready to welcome customers. Get your business off to a great start with our step-by-step Getting Started overview as your road map to ecommerce success.

Technically your website is already online by default and available to anyone who knows the address, but it's unlikely anyone will know the address until you've published your website on your domain name. If you've completed all the setup steps provided at the article above and you're ready to publish, take the following steps:

  1. Log in to your Admin Area.
  2. Go to Settings > Company.
  3. Change the value in the Domain Name menu from Temporary Hostname to Domain Name.
  4. Click Save.

Once you take these steps, any internet user will be able to access your website by typing your domain name in their browser address bar. Please be aware that the procedure above won't work correctly unless you've taken proper domain name configuration steps. For more information, see Configuring Your Domain for Use With Your Volusion Store.