After you complete the design, development, and testing of your store, check the following configuration settings to make sure everything is correct before the store “goes live.” For a comprehensive description of every configuration setting, see the Configuration Reference.
Verify that the Base URL for the storefront is correct for the live environment.
Before launching your store, install a 100% Signed and Trusted Security Certificate for the server that is using a Secure Base URL.
Complete all the email addresses that are used to send and receive email notifications, such as new orders, invoices, shipments, credit memos, product price alerts, newsletters, and so on. Make sure that each field contains a valid business email address.
Make sure that your invoices and packing slips include the correct business information and reflect your brand.
Make sure that taxes are properly configured according to your business tax rules and local requirements.
Enable all carriers and shipping methods to be used by the company.
Magento is integrated with Google API to allow your business to use Google Analytics and Google Sitemap. Make sure to set up a Google Account, and then verify and claim your website URL.
If you plan to offer your customers the convenience of paying with PayPal, open a PayPal Merchant Account, and set up a payment method. Run some test transactions in Sandbox Mode before the store goes live.
Enable the payment methods that you plan to use, and make sure that they are properly configured. Check the order status settings, accepted currency, allowed countries, and so on.
Cron jobs are used to process email, catalog price rules, newsletters, customer alerts, Google sitemaps, update currency rates, the cleaning of database logs, and so onMake sure that Cron jobs are set to run at the appropriate time interval, in minutes.
Log cleaning must be enabled to make sure that the database log tables are periodically cleaned. If you do not set this to clear your database log_ tables, your database can grow very large when the store has a full traffic load. Set the number of days the log is saved according to your needs and server capacity.
Update the default email templates to reflect your brand. Make sure to update the configuration if you create new templates.