Check if everything works

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Step 3. Check if everything works

Before changing the DNS settings of your original domain to Hypernode, it’s important to first check if everything in your shop is working as it should.
Use the following steps to test everything in your shop:

NB: When browsing your preview shop, doublecheck that you don’t end up on your production shop by following a hardcoded link.
If you’d like to print the checklist, use the pdf version of this checklist

A bigger checklist is available on the Github account of one of our well appreciated technical partner Peter Jaap (Elgentos).

  • Test all storefronts (use the storefront view in MageReport Premium (only for Magento 1.x versions).

  • Test front pages, categories and product pages

  • Test the catalog search functionality and additional indexers like Elasticsearch or Sphinx
    Verify whether the search pages are fully functional and if you don’t get 404 errors when visiting the products in the results.

  • Test restricted areas and password protected directories (downloads, etc).

  • Test if you can add new products through the Magento admin

  • Test the admin functionality by flushing your cache, reindex your indexers and navigating through the Magento admin.

  • Test if your webshop can send mail which can be received without ending up in the spamfolder

  • Test that your cronjobs work

  • Test if all caching mechanisms using Memcached are replaced with Redis:

    grep -Ri memcache /data/web/public/app/etc
    
  • Test that your timezone is set correctly. Instructions how to do this can be found in the article Magento and UTC on Hypernode

  • Test that additional software (such as WordPress) works as well.

  • Verify that connections with external systems (CRM, inventory, analytics, etc) still work and keep working when the IP address of the node changes.
    In some cases you need to notify your external supplier of the new IP. Find your IP with the “ping yourname.hypernode.io” command.

  • Do you have a historical backup of the content and database?

  • Test if you shop contains hardcoded paths to the old location

  • View the Nginx error logging in /var/log/nginx/error.log to see if there are critical PHP errors that should be fixed.

  • View the Magento logging in /data/web/public/var/log.
    Especially the system.log and the exceptions.log.

  • When an error raises during a request, in many cases a report file is created in /data/web/public/var/report. Check the reports for errors.
    To list the reports in order of appearance (the newest at the bottom of the list) use ls -ltr /data/web/public/var/report

  • Add some products to your cart and test whether you are able to go to checkout.
    Cancel your payment order to see if the callback requests and redirect from the payment provider to your shop is functional.

  • Test for images, css, js and mixed content warnings

  • Test if all static content is loaded: View the console in your browser to check if there are javascript errors or 404 errors on stylesheets and js files.

  • Test if the Magento API is accessible when used.

  • Test if the sitemap is accessible for Magento 1 or Magento 2

  • Test if you can easily download the robots.txt file (Or for Magento 2).

  • Test product and price import and export routines

  • Test product push mechanisms for search engines

If every box has been checked, you can change the DNS settings of your original domain to Hypernode. Instructions on how to do this, can be found in the article Go live with your Hypernode.

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