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  1. Sharlyne
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    We currently have 2 domains for sitefinity:

    edit.site.com
    www.site.com

    Each of these are pointed to a separate database. and as you probably already guessed this is a pain to maintain. Now i have heard that on 3.7 we don't have to maintain this structure anymore. What are the difference scenarios that we can set this up and use the same database? what are the pros and cons?

    Scenario #1: keep 2 subdomains, but use one database
    Scenario #2: use 1 domain and 1 database
        in this second scenario, can you change the folder sitefinity to another name? this is for added security so that if someone were to discover the link, they would not immediately be able to guess that the foundation of our system is a sitefinity site.
        can the admin pages only be put in HTTPS?


  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello ASA,

    You could take a look at this post that explains how you can share/not share data. The problem with the common database is that there is not tool that allows you to extract the content if you want to move the data for one of the projects to another server ( you will have to use database replication tool or create a custom tool that uses the API).

    Sitefinity folder name cannot be changed due to internal dependencies. You may secure the backend by using IIS features like IP  and Domain Name restrictions.

    The backend - administration and frontend supports SSL. For the backend you have to configure this from IIS by setting SSL over Sitefinity/Admin folder.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Sharlyne
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    Thanks for the quick response.

    I have reviewed the other  posts as you suggested and I wanted to clarify. I'm not looking to host multiple sites, etc. We only use 1 domain and 1 database. We only created a second installation with a separate DB to manage the Admin pages - hence the subdomain edit.site.com.

    So my question is more, what is the proper approach to setting up a sitefinity site? If we are a simple shop that requires just 1 website, do you suggest that we have 1 installation, 1 database, and 1 admin section?
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello ASA,

    You should connect both the subdomain and domain to a single database, so you will be able to manage the same content from the two instances. The subdomain will be just a mirror of the domain., but you should better use single database, single domain, single Sitefinity website( one installation).

    Kind regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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