Website Launch Requirements
Access to your domain registrar. Please provide the username and password to where your domain is registered. If your domain is registered with Google, GoDaddy, or Network Solutions, please grant firstname.lastname@example.org access to the account with full permissions. If you don’t know where your domain is registered, you can check here: https://who.is/
Cloudflare account creation. Cloudflare is a DNS service that allows you to manage your website’s DNS and is where we complete our setup. Please follow the instructions below for proper Cloudflare account creation and access levels.
What is Cloudflare?
Cloudflare is a DNS service provider that offers unparalleled server response time, server redundancy, and security measures. As a DNS service provider, Cloudflare directs traffic behind the scenes and maintains records for things such as where your website is hosted, where your email is hosted and anything else affiliated with your domain name.
Cloudflare scans your existing DNS records when you initially set up your new account. This allows your current setup to remain in place while your new website is finalized and scheduled for launch. We will take care of the technical setup at no additional charge during our launch process.
Cloudflare is at the forefront of speed and security. For more information about Cloudflare and its service we recommend reading Why Cloudflare?
What is WP Engine?
Your new website is hosted at WP Engine, a managed WordPress hosting solution, and our preferred WordPress hosting provider.
WP Engine is widely considered one of the best managed WordPress hosting solutions. For more information about WP Engine we recommend reading About WP Engine.
What’s Included in Launch?
Whether you are launching a website for the first time or refreshing an existing brand, the website launch process signifies the culmination of a lot of hard work. Our goal during this process is to make the transition to your new website as seamless as possible.
The following items and tasks are included during our standard launch process:
- Free SSL Certificate
- Akismet Anti-Spam Integration
- Contact Form Testing
- SEO Tags and Titles
- Google Analytics Setup
- Google Search Console
- Submission of site to Google for indexing