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June 25, 2021

Before going live with your Magento 2 store, you will need to modify your A host record in your domain manager for the site domain. You can find the server IP in the portal of your site. This IP will be the A host record you will need to change in the DNS of the domain. Setting the TTL for the DNS to 5 mins will speed up the process of going live with your site. 


After the DNS has been updated for the live site domain and the DNS change has propagated then you can go to the next step to make the site live.


In order to go live for your Magento 2 store, you can modify the master domain in the portal of your site which will run search-replace in the database and change the base URL.


You can also change the base URL in Magento from:


Admin > Stores > Settings > Configuration



The other method to change the base URL is from CLI:


bin/magento setup:store-config:set --base-url="http://sitedomain.com"

bin/magento setup:store-config:set --base-url-secure="https://sitedomain.com"


Next, you will need to make sure that a Let's Encrypt SSL certificate has been enabled for the live domain in the portal of your site.


You need to clear your browser cache and if you are using a CDN for the site then you should purge the CDN for the site domain once the domain has changed.

For 24-hour assistance any day of the year, contact our support team by email or through your Client Portal.

Luke Cavanagh
Luke Cavanagh


Luke Cavanagh, Strategic Support & Accelerant at Liquid Web, brings a decade of experience working with WordPress and WooCommerce to our Product Team. His GitHub page offers a glimpse into his multiple areas of subject matter expertise. Luke elicits "ideation" for new website management and ecommerce software needs. Then, he collaborates with the Liquid Web team in the development of next generation product features and wins.


With proficiency, Luke infuses the product roadmap with a curated vision of the next enhancements while quickly evolving the functional requirements to align with innovations in the industry. He brings structure to ambiguous situations. His professional acumen and precise communication style have won him respect among stakeholders and engineers alike. "Ninja stuff with WordPress and WooCommerce," is an apropos way to describe Luke's savviness with these platforms — and his way of influencing our organization for improving to them.


Coming out of the University of Brighton with a Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) Higher National Diploma (HND) in 2D & 3D Design, Luke's credentials prepared him well for his current role that blends both web development and design. His HND credential leveraged his foundational learning at West Kent College, where is received a National Diploma (ND) in Graphic Design.


Prolific are Luke's contributions to our knowledge libraries that are available within the Liquid Web Family of Brands:

- Nexcess blog for the WordPress category

- Nexcess blog for the WooCommerce category

- Nexcess knowledge library for the WordPress category

- Nexcess knowledge library for the WooCommerce category

- Liquid Web blog for the WordPress category

- Liquid Web blog for the WooCommerce category

- Liquid Web knowledge library for the WordPress category

- Liquid Web knowledge library for the WooCommerce category


In his personal life, Luke is a devoted husband and teen wrangler. He considers himself a Synthwave enthusiast, Jerry Goldsmith fan, and Doctor Who aficionado. He is happy to introduce his friends and teammates to essential vocabulary for life found only in British English, such as "gubbins" and similar terms.


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