06 Jul 2009
04 Aug 2009
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I'm having difficulty getting my localhost Sitefinity Commuity Edition project configured/working on my shared hosting server with Intermedia. I've followed the instructions in the user's guide for "Installing Sitefinity in a Shared Hosting Environment", although the instructions were using Discount ASP.NET.
Here is my problem...
I was able to install the database and FTP all of my project files to the server without a problem. I setup a virtual directory for my application and currently can view the front-end web app just fine at my domain. The site itself looks great!
However, when I try to login to the admin tool, nothing happens. When I enter my username and password for the admin account, the form just resets itself and I'm not logged in. If I enter an incorrect password, I get the incorrect password error, so I know that I am properly entering my credentials. Also, when I use my localhost project (connecting to the production database server on Intermedia), I am able to login to the admin screen and administer the site without a problem. So my real problem is that I can't seem to login to the admin section of the site using the project that is on my production server. Feels to me like maybe this is an IIS setting issue?
Can anyone help me with this problem? I love this product and would like to use it for my customers but I would really like to use my preferred hosting vendor and it just simply won't do to not be able to administer the site from anywhere but localhost. Also, this initial community edition installation was a "test project" and I'm using it to evaluate the product. I really can't see recommending this product to my clients without the ability to migrate to my production server of choice.