The term Going Live is the process of pointing your domain name to your site. Once your site is live, the entire world will be able to access your content. We've listed a few things you'll want to have in place before you go live.
Step 1 - Purchase your Website Address
Make sure you have purchased your website address (www.yoursite.com). While the site you purchase from Clover is a live site, you'll need your own web address when it comes time to allow it to be seen by anyone on the internet. Don't worry if you don't have a web address yet. We're more than happy to walk you through how to choose and purchase a great domain name.
Step 2 - Have your Content in Place
Once you've purchased your website from Clover, you'll be given links to a temporary location so you can edit your site. All of your content should be in place before you begin the launch process.
Step 3 - Have Your Email Set Up
It's a good idea to have email in place before you launch your site. If you already have your email set up, you can continue to use it if you'd like. If you'd like to use a new email interface, we recommend a free service for non-profits called Google Apps for Non-profits. It's got a lot of perks: it's free, it uses your web address, it doesn't place ads in your emails, it offers the world's best spam protection, and it gives you a tremendous amount of space to hold your email. If you're interested in setting up an email account through Google, check out our help article
, and we'll walk you through it.
Once Everything's in Place, It's Time to Go Live