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Last updated: 11 June 2014

Going Live

Making a new Sitekit CMS website live

On completion of a new Sitekit CMS web site, the following steps are required to make the website live on the Internet. It is important the correct installation steps are used, so you need to know which cluster the site has been built on.

 C1 – Typically larger websites

 C2 – NHS Websites only

 C3 - Typically smaller websites

Making a new Sitekit CMS website live on C1

1. First add the domain(s) into the Sitekit CMS website. Log into the Sitekit CMS Control Panel using your username and password and navigate to Domains under the Services menu. Add each domain into the list (e.g. www.mydomain.com, mydomain.com) making sure the main domain is the master. For more information about domain settings in Sitekit CMS please see the domains section in Sitekit CMS help.

2. Next, contact the organization the domain was registered with and request that the following DNS changes are made:

www IN CNAME multi.sitekit.net

. IN A 195.162.28.100

This will point www.mydomain.com and mydomain.com to the C1 Sitekit CMS shared environment.

Note: Some registrars provide a control panel to enable user management of the domain. The registrar should be able to provide more information on how to modify DNS setting via the control panel.

3. The DNS changes made in step 2 can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate the internet. Once this is complete the new website will be live on the Internet.

Making a new Sitekit CMS website live on C2 (NHS Sites only)

1. First add the domain(s) into the Sitekit CMS website. Log into the Sitekit CMS Control Panel using your username and password and navigate to Domains under the Services menu. Add each domain into the list (e.g. www.mydomain.com, mydomain.com) making sure the main domain is the master. For more information about domain settings in Sitekit CMS please see the domains section in Sitekit CMS help.

2. Next, contact the organization the domain was registered with and request that the following DNS changes are made:

www IN CNAME nhs.sitekit.net

. IN A 195.162.28.140

This will point www.mydomain.com and mydomain.com to the C2 Sitekit CMS shared environment.

Note: Some registrars provide a control panel to enable user management of the domain. The registrar should be able to provide more information on how to modify DNS setting via the control panel.

3. The DNS changes made in step 2 can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate the internet. Once this is complete the new website will be live on the Internet.

Making a new Sitekit CMS website live on C3

1. First add the domain(s) into the Sitekit CMS website. Log into the Sitekit CMS Control Panel using your username and password and navigate to Domains under the Services menu. Add each domain into the list (e.g. www.mydomain.com, mydomain.com) making sure the main domain is the master. For more information about domain settings in Sitekit CMS please see the domains section in Sitekit CMS help.

2. Next, contact the organization the domain was registered with and request that the following DNS changes are made:

www IN CNAME multi3.sitekit.net

. IN A 195.162.28.155

This will point www.mydomain.com and mydomain.com to the C3 Sitekit CMS shared environment.

Note: Some registrars provide a control panel to enable user management of the domain. The registrar should be able to provide more information on how to modify DNS setting via the control panel.

3. The DNS changes made in step 2 can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate the internet. Once this is complete the new website will be live on the Internet.

NOTE: If the website to be made live resides on a deployed server then you need to contact the client and explain they need to arrange for the DNS to be changed to point to the deployed server. In this case they will know the IP addresses that must be substituted in step 1.

Making Sitekit CMS Mail live

If Sitekit CMS Mail has been purchased then any mail for the domains will need to be routed through the Sitekit mail servers.

Note: If Sitekit CMS Mail has not been purchased then do not make the following changes.

1. Contact the organization the domain was registered with and request that the following DNS changes are made:

. IN MX mail.sitekit.net 10

. IN MX mail2.sitekit.net 20

Note: Some registrars provide a control panel to enable user management of the domain. The registrar should be able to provide more information on how to modify DNS setting via the control panel.

2. DNS changes can take up to 24 hours to fully propagate the internet. Once this is complete mail for the domain will be routed through the Sitekit mail servers.

Troubleshooting

If you have any questions then we will be happy to help. Please e-mail support@sitekit.net and we will get back to you.

 

 

 

 

 

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