Before you install Sitefinity, you have to make sure that your system complies with the following requirements:
- Microsoft® Windows Server 2003, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Azure
NOTE: To deploy your Sitefinity project to Windows Azure, you must first create and develop your project locally, using one of the other supported Windows platforms.
- Sitefinity works with both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows operating system
NOTE: You cannot run Sitefinity under Windows XP.
NOTE: It is not required to use IIS. If you want to use IIS, you must configure it for Silverlight Application.
For more information, see Configuring the IIS to host Sitefinity projects » Configuring IIS for Silverlight applications.
NOTE: If you are using Windows Server 2003, you must update your Windows Installer to version 4.5.
- Microsoft® SQL Server 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
- Microsoft® SQL Express 2005, 2008, 2008 R2, 2012
- Microsoft® SQL Azure
- Internet Explorer 7+
- Firefox 3.6 +
- Chrome 8+
Silverlight 4 plug-in must be installed on all users’ browsers.
If you are going to do Silverlight development, you must install Silverlight 4.0 Tools.
NOTE: Silverlight 4+ is not supported for MAC PowerPC.
IMPORTANT: To successfully deploy Sitefinity, your hosting provider must support .NET 4.0 Framework and Full trust. You can find a list of Sitefinity’s official hosting partners on http://www.sitefinity.com/partners/hosting-partners.aspx.