Chapter 9. Your Website Is Up and Running — Now What?

Now that you have your DotNetNuke (DNN) website up and running, this chapter covers some of the items you need to know in order to keep things running smoothly. We'll talk about portal health as well as the backup, restoration, and upgrading processes for a DNN website. This chapter also discusses how to use the files generated from the backup and restoration processes to configure multiple environments for use in testing and staging content for your production website.

After describing the various types of environments that you might have for your website, we'll wrap up the book by getting into some of the advanced administration functionality within DNN.

This chapter discusses the following topics:

  • Opportunities to improve the performance of your live DNN site

  • Backing up and restoring your website so that you can confidently upgrade DNN and extensions on your site

  • Various website environments you may want to consider as you manage your websites

  • Various tools that DNN provides to make the most of your site

  • Features and settings in DNN to help distribute the management of your content

Portal Health

Checking the "health" of your portal is an important part of maintaining a good website. Knowing how big your database currently is, how many users and pages your portals have, and which modules are being used on your site are important aspects to understanding the overall health of your portal. DNN provides some of this information through ...

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