13 Sep 2012
10 Aug 2010
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I am having trouble understanding what to do to get everything working. I am completely new to all of this and so I don't know what a windows server is or IIS or where any of the settings are in windows etc etc!!!
I wanted to start my project with 4.0 beta and then upgrade to the 4.0 RC and finally to 4.0, but my client has a deadline of 1st November 2010 for having the first part of the project live and so i believe that this wont be possible? Is this correct?
So assuming i wont be able to use 4.0, I have gone ahead and downloaded the 3.7 SP3 trial, (I haven't purchased the license key yet), I have windows XP on my PC, I appear to have set up a SQL Server 2005 on my Windows Shared hosting plan. I have no idea how to link these things together to make it work! When I run the Sitefinity .exe it tries to load up the localhost and is asking me for a username and password, so i cant get any further.
I don't mind setting up the whole site on the web server, but it would have to be in a 'hidden' sub-folder of the main website which i could then (easily) transfer to the root, as there is a live website there already. Is this possible or do i need to start with the localhost setup?
There seem to be setup instructions for Vista and Windows 7, but not a dummies guide for XP, if there is could you please point me in the right direction.
As you can see I'm really stuck and would appreciate any help at all.