Launching your website shouldn't be done hastily as you'd want to make a good first impression on your customers. In order to push your site to go live, you will need to follow what is in this article.

Applies to Version(s): All versions of PinnacleCart.

Make Sure You're Ready to Go

Purchase a Domain

Contact Support

DNS Changes and Pointing the Domain

Make Sure You're Ready to Go

Note: Important that you're checking and making sure your site is in working order before pushing live

Before you go live you will want to make sure you're ready to go. This means making sure your Design is finished and how you want it, your Products are up and working, placed Test Orders, set up your Payment Gateways and Shipping. Once you have finished this, you can move on.

Purchase a Domain

Note: Finding the right Domain name is what will set your site apart from the rest.

If you haven't already purchased a Domain Name you can do so from many of the Domain Registrar sites out there. Some of the popular ones that our customers use are GoDaddy, Google, Bluehost, etc. This link will show you some of the top ones. 

Contact Support

Note: Once you have a Domain name and are ready to move on, you will want to let us know. We will need you to set up a email and forward it to (If you're using a shared SSL you will not need to set up a hostmaster@ email address). What this does is cut the middle man out (you the customer) from having to be included in this process of getting the new SSL setup. 

Once you have done the first two things, you will want to let us know so we can make the changes on the server and get your SSL installed. Also at this point, if you're using a Dedicated SSL we will get your Dedicated IP set, and set up the CSR which is used to order your SSL

You can also order a BYO (Bring Your Own) SSL, this is a one time fee of $99.00 and all we do is generate the CSR and provide you with that each year so you can order your SSL and provide us with the Cert and CA cert. The cost is for the reservation of the Dedicated IP address

We will make all the changes on the server and in the Database with the GlobalServerPath, HTTP, and https URLs

After we have made these changes, we will then provide you with your Dedicate IP

DNS Changes and Pointing the Domain

Note: Again, if you're using a Shared SSL this won't apply to you.

Now you have your Dedicated IP and all the changes, you will need to go back to where you registered your Domain Name and point to us. The links at the bottom of this page will help and assist you in doing this. 

Keep in mind that the DNS Propagation can take anywhere up to 24hrs, or as long as 48hrs. 

Pointing Your Domain With GoDaddy

Pointing Your Domain Name To Pinnacle Cart (With Video)

How To Point Your Domain If You Are Using The 1&1 DNS

Pointing Your Domain With Yahoo

Pointing Your Domain With Network Solutions

Pointing Your Domain With eNom

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