Pre Launch Checklist
Here's a little checklist that you can run through before launching your next big Trongate web app.
When you launch your web app, make sure your main config file (config.php) does not have 'ENV' set to 'dev'. The recommendation is to change the ENV setting to 'live' or 'production' or any word that is not 'DEV' or 'dev'.
Change the password to your admin panels to something that is difficult or impossible to guess.
Improve your site security by hiding your main admin login URL. Full instructions on how to do this are provided here.
Make sure your BASE_URL is set to the full base URL that corresponds with your live website homepage. For example, 'https://trongate.io'.
Make sure your database.php file contains database settings that relate to your live database and not your localhost.
Make sure your site_owner.php file contains values that relate to the person or organisation who own the site.
Don't forget to set up at least one live email account and run some two-way tests to make sure you're able to send and receive emails. The mechanics of setting up email accounts is beyond the scope of this documentation. However, it's always a good idea to talk to your web hosts and see if they have any recommendations that might prove to be helpful.
And finally... when you're testing a live website for the first time, it's a very good idea to use a different computer from the one that you built on. If that's not possible then switch off the PHP engine on your localhost. One of the most common mistakes developers make when they launch is they leave 'localhost' paths in their code. Switching off localhost makes those kinds of mistakes very easy to spot.
Most of the people who visit your website will probably be using mobile devices. So, be sure to test your site on a mobile device such as a smartphone.
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