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Self-Launch A Site

This guidebook describes the final steps of self-launching your application on VIP using a set of tools that put you in control of your launch. If you are interested in self-launching, please talk to your Launch TAM. We do not currently support self-launching for multisites.

What does the self-launching tool do?

  1. Ensures you have a primary domain set up for your production environment
  2. Switches to the primary domain, taking care of any search and replace to ensure links and media references remain consistent
  3. Guides you through DNS changes
  4. Automatically provisions Let’s Encrypt TLS certificates, if you’re using these

This guide will take you through what you need to do to ensure you are setup for a smooth launch process (Preparing for Launch), and then step you through using the self-launch tool to complete the steps outlined above (Launching).

Last updated: December 23, 2020