Once you have all your content in place, have installed and configured any plugins you want to use, and are happy with your widgets and with any customizations you've made to the design, it's time to go live.
If you aren't running your old site on the server still and didn't install WordPress in a subdirectory, this is very simple. Perform these steps:
That's it! Search engines can now find your site. You'll need to do a bit more to publicize it, but it's now public. Enjoy!
However, if you still have your static site running, there's a bit more to do: