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Umbraco User's Guide by Paul Sterling, Nik Wahlberg

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PLANNING CONSIDERATIONS

To make your deployment and management of multiple environments as worry-free as possible, developing a process and sticking to it is important. In short, you must think about basically four components for a first-time production deployment. In general, these align nicely with the installation of Umbraco because you are simply moving the entire site from your development environment to the production system.

  1. Move/copy the database: This process varies slightly depending on what database you chose to install Umbraco on. This chapter gives you all the dos and don'ts for working with SQL Server Express.

    image At the time of this writing, SQL Server (including Express), SQL Server CE, MySQL, and Vista DB are supported database engines.

  2. Transfer the Umbraco installation: Transferring your Umbraco installation to the new server is as simple as compacting the files in your webroot into an archive and exploding that archive on the destination server. This also moves your media items, of course.
  3. Set up an IIS website. You want to point it to your Umbraco installation webroot.

    image It's strongly recommended that you utilize the <appSettings …/> portion of the web.config to set any environment specific attributes as opposed to hard-coding such values in your code. This is standard ...

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