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Adding a second domain and site to Sitefinity

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  1. adam
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    I have domain1.com under Sitefinity, then I bought a second domain license and want to add domain2.com to my installation with its own site content.

    Can anyone direct me to the step by step on adding a second domain/site to an existing Sitefinity system?

    Thanks!
  2. Joe
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    Hi adam,

    Thanks for contacting us.

    At the current time, Sitefinity doesn't support multiple top level websites under one install. So, you must create a new website from scratch, then insert the LicenseFile.xml in the Sitefinity folder. For more info on installation, please read our Installation Manual.

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  3. adam
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    Thanks for the info.

    Since in the future I will add a domain2.com, and later more like domain3.com, domain4.com, etc. I am thinking about a central server with multiple copies of Sitefinity installed to service all these domains. Will Sitefinity let me install it multiple times on the same server for this purpose?

    I want to avoid a server per Sitefinity install if possible. Please note that I am not planning to install Sitefinity on the production Web servers, but an interal server that publishes outward to my production Web servers.

    Thanks!
  4. Joe
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    Hello adam,

    Sitefinity is installed manually as a separate virtual directory for each website, so you can have multiple installs under one server and one website instance. Please note that Sitefinity's Project Manager isn't installed on the production server. That tool unpackages a .zip file with a VS 2008 solution and creates a Virtual Directory.

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  5. adam
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    Thanks for the information!

    To clarify one additional question I had:

    Does Sitefinity have to be a virtual directory under the site that it manages the content for or can it be on a totally separate server and manage the content for a site on a different server?

    Thanks!
  6. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi adam,

    Generally you have a Default website under your IIS server. Under this website you can run Sitefinity as new application but your Sitefinity projects will be recognized as directories of the main domain.

    Default website - domain.com
     - new ApplicationOne - domain.com/ ApplicationOne
    - new ApplicationTwo - domain.com/ApplicationTwo

    Another option is adding a new website for each Sitefinity installation
    - domain.com
    - ApplicationOne.com
    - ApplicationTwo.com

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  7. adam
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    I think there is a musunderstanding.

    I am asking if Sitefinity can run on one physical server, while the Web site that it manages content for can run on another. For example, I have a Web server with one wWb site for domain1.com and have a different server with multiple copies of Sitefinity running that services domain1.com on the other server and managed content for other domain2.com, domain3.com etc. servers.

    Thanks!
  8. adam
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    Anyone want to take a shot at answering this one? We need to understand this to determine our future Sitefinity purchases and how that will work trying to implement a central server.

    Thanks!
  9. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi adam,

    I am asking if Sitefinity can run on one physical server, while the Web site that it manages content for can run on another. For example, I have a Web server with one wWb site for domain1.com and have a different server with multiple copies of Sitefinity running that services domain1.com on the other server and managed content for other domain2.com, domain3.com etc. servers.

    This is possible if your have shared all providers between the main server and sites that you are going to manage. By doing so all content can be managed only from one place by switching between the providers.

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