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  1. Andrew
    Andrew avatar
    47 posts
    22 May 2009
    22 May 2009
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    I've just installed Sitefinity and have to say I'm very impressed with it, having come from a dev background in MCMS and Immediacy.

    The first nice thing I noticed is that Sitefinity doesn't (at least as far as I can tell) monkey around with IIS - something that other CMS products seem to do (Umbraco, DNN, etc), such as install a new website, isapi filters, etc. I'm guessing most hosting co's just wouldn't allow this on a shared server. Am I right in saying Sitefinity doesn't do anything like this?
    I installed the "blank .Net project" rather than use the full exe installer if that makes a difference. From what I can see it's just a "run of the mill" ASP.Net web app and the only time I touched IIS was to create the virtual dir.

    I would like to use the community edition to host a school's website with a commercial web hosting co, so I'm wondering if there any considerations, features, etc that I need to be aware of when choosing a hosting co. for Sitefinity?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Slavo
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    24 Sep 2012
    22 May 2009
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    Hello Andrew,

    First let me thank you for trying out our product and using our services.

    You are absolutely right in your observations. There is in fact a difference between the full installer and the blank project. The full installer gives you a project manager, which is a different application than the CMS itself. That's what you use to create virtual directories if you are not from a dev background. But once a project is created, there's nothing touched in IIS by the CMS. We support medium trust environments, too, which makes the CMS quite suitable for shared hosting scenarios. Our customers have used the product on various hosting companies, but from what we see the most common ones are DiscoutASP and GoDaddy. To help you with your evaluation, here are two articles describing how to set up Sitefinity on those two hosting providers:

    Please take a look at the Forums, Blogs and Documentation or write back for anything you want to ask. I hope you find your experience with Sitefinity enjoyable.

    Sincerely yours,
    the Telerik team

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  3. Roy
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    17 Apr 2009
    16 Jun 2009
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    Hi, Andrew,

    I think you fully understand to choose what type of hosting plan to host Sitefinity CMS. But there are still some shared hosting plan out there which allowed new website and isapi filters.

    You mentioned that you need to host a school website. How much are your target audience that you expected? If your need your Sitefinity site to handle a lot of simultaneous connection, it is advisable to choose dedicated asp hosting plan.

    For starting, maybe you can host it on a shared hosting plan. You can consult the asp hosting support team from for the Sitefinity hosting features.
  4. Georgi
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    28 Oct 2016
    16 Jun 2009
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    Hi Roy,

    Thank you for sharing your opinion - we appreciate that. I just want to add a recent partner hosting here -
    They already have several Sitefinity projects online, so you might check them out.

    All the best,
    the Telerik team

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