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Deployment options for lots of of sites (100s)

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  1. Badriram
    Badriram avatar
    1 posts
    29 Mar 2009
    07 Apr 2009
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    We are evauluating sitefinity for faculty and staff websites at our university. We were hoping to have an install per user for all their webstites.

    We really like how sitefinity works from a user perspective, however I am wondering about the installation, maintainance, upgrades etc. can be managed across about 400+ sites initally and eventually could grow to over 1200 sites.

    I know we could script the initial installation. But upgrades may be an issue. Is there a way to have one physical installation of sitefinity and have multiple sites through one installation?

    Database: We could use sql server express for attaching a database per site, but I dont think that will scale well. If using a dedicated SQL Server, is your recommend design to keep one database per site. 


  2. Georgi
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    3583 posts
    28 Oct 2016
    09 Apr 2009
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    Hi Badriram,

    I believe that SQLExpress will handle each user's instance very well. You can also script the initial installations as well.
    The problem with the upgrades are that you should do them manually. We will have this kind of optimization in 4.0.

    The upgrade consists of copying the files from the bin directory update patch to each of your projects, and tweaking the web.config file with the latest change, which is the difficult part.

    As for having multiple web sites under one installation, this is still not supported.

    Sincerely yours,
    the Telerik team

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