StoreBuilder

StoreBuilder Basics: Going Live With Your Store


Now that your StoreBuilder store is set up and ready to go, it’s time to show it to the world! To make your store live, you’ll need to connect it to your domain name (yourshopname.com). If you’re handy with updating domain name settings, the name servers are listed below. If you’re thinking, “what the heck are nameservers?”, you might want to contact your domain name registrar to make the change.

How to Make Your StoreBuilder Store Go Live

Step 1
Login to your domain registrar dashboard or get in touch with your domain registrar’s support department to change your name servers and connect your domain with your StoreBuilder store (geek speak for this process is, “updating name servers”).
Note: Not sure who your domain registrar is? Some common domain registrars are Namecheap, Hover, GoDaddy, Google Domains, Cloudflare and domain.com.
Nexcess StoreBuilder Name Servers
ns1.nexcess.net
ns2.nexcess.net
ns3.nexcess.net
ns4.nexcess.net
Step 2
Update your StoreBuilder URL from the temporary domain (a URL like xxxx.nxcli.net that was automatically generated when your StoreBuilder site was created) to the real domain for your site (a URL like yourshopname.com). Just head over to your Nexcess portal, click on Domain Options from the left menu, and press the, “modify master domain” button to make the change.
Nexcess Portal
Note: When changing the name servers for a domain name, the change can take up to 72 hrs (often only one to two hours). If you don’t see your StoreBuilder store at yourshopname.com within 72 hrs or if you need help through this process, please get in touch!
Step 3
It’s time to make sure your StoreBuilder store is secured using industry standard encryption (this is what the pros use to keep your favorite websites, including banks, secure). Click on the SSL tab in the left menu of the portal. Then, just make sure “Auto Let’s Encrypt Certificate” is toggled to, “Enable”, and click “Issue Certificate”.
Nexcess Portal
With those updates, your StoreBuilder store will be ready for the world to see! Of course, if you run into any trouble, please get in touch with our support team. We’re here 24/7/365.
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