Understanding the Website Launch Process

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The website launch process will vary depending on whether your site is hosted with us or hosted elsewhere.

After we receive confirmed authorization from the client to proceed, we begin the launch process. As the new website is moved to the live environment, it may take up to 24-48 hours to fully set up and configure your website. During this time, an end user may find that the website is not available.

What is DNS? What are nameservers?

The DNS (Domain Name System) controls your domain name's website and email settings. If you use our DNS settings, visitors will reach our servers when using your domain name. 

Nameservers (Authoritative Name Server Record) map your domain name to the company that controls its DNS settings. Contact us if you need help changing the nameservers for your domain.

How long does it take for DNS changes to propagate throughout the Internet?

After making changes to your nameservers or DNS, it can take up to 48 hours for those updates to take effect. The actual time of propagation may vary in some locations, but most domains will resolve new nameservers within 24-48 hours. While we strive to make updates as quickly as possible, the DNS propagation time for your domain name depends on other factors that we cannot control. This includes your ISP (Internet Service Provider) and your domain name's registry. Certain registries require a manual process for DNS changes, which can cause the update to take longer.

Before the site launch is complete, we run quality verification checks to ensure all functionality works correctly in the live environment. 

Last updated: June 2019