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How do I make the website work as in the root rather than 2nd level?

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  1. Michael Waters
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    How do I setup Sitefinity to work so that I am not working in the 2nd level of file structure?

    ie. I want the site to be like this: 
    www.mysite.com/home.aspx
    www.mysite.com/about.aspx
    www.mysite.com/products.aspx

    rather than like this:
    www.mysite.com/{whatever the virtual directory is called}/home.aspx
    www.mysite.com/{whatever the virtual directory is called}/about.aspx
    www.mysite.com/{whatever the virtual directory is called}/products.aspx

    Thanks!
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Michael Waters,

    You have to upload the Sitefinity's project in the root of your domain mysite.com. If you are working on a localhost server you could create a new website under IIS.

    Greetings,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Michael Waters
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    Ivan,

    Thanks for the reply...

    I am trying to use Sitefinity as an "always on" CMS...  ie. I want to setup users that are assigned certain areas of the site and they will be able to update and publish those pages directly to the live production version.

    I have installed Sitefinity on the web server and when I create projects using project manager, it will create a virtual directory under the root of that particular website, so I have to locate the site in my browser like www.mysite.com/{virtual directory name}/home.aspx

    How do I make Sitefinity work for me in the root and have the CMS always on, so to speak?

    Image shows IIS config im talking about.
  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi Michael Waters,

    The Project Manager is installed under the Default WebSite as a virtual directory and this is why all websites are installed under the default website, not as separate websites. You can

    1. Use Blank Project instead of the Project Manager

    2. Create a new website and set its Physical Path to the location of Sitefinity's website.

    Regards,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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  5. Michael Waters
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    Ivan,

    Thanks for the reply...

    Just to confirm...

    All I have to do is use blank project and put it in the Sitefinity -> Websites folder?

    Does sitefinity automatically pickup all the CMS links, etc. that it needs to or will I need to make any modifications to config files or anything?

    Also... (and I know this is a separate question)... How do I lock down security to ensure no malicious hackers can mess with my sql server or web server?


    Thanks,
  6. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hello Michael Waters,

    You have to put Sitefinity's files to the root of your DefaultWebsite. By default this is wwwroot. If you have access to IIS Manager you could configure this from UI.

    As for the lock down the security you could use IP filtering - this  is the best option. You may also find this post useful - Building a secured Sitefinity website

    All the best,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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