Go live with site prior to launch

I’ve got a site in development and it’s slow. I understand that trial sites don’t have as many resources. Can I go live with a site prior to launching it? i.e. if I go through the first few steps on the activation wizard and leave it hanging on verifying the domain, will I get the performance boost of a live site?

@Alex_B_Centrifuge, it’s my understanding that trial sites have the same resources as live sites - except they spin down when not in use. So going live will not likely resolve the issue you’re having.

@Adam.Wilson Thanks for your reply. It must be something else then. I’ll put in a support request.