Database configuration

When publishing modified pages, or performing synchronization, it is possible that you experience degrading performance during the process due to fragmented database space. Fragmented data can cause Microsoft SQL Server to perform unnecessary data reads and slow inserts of new data in the database, slowing down SQL Server’s performance.

Database GUIDs generation

Sitefinity stores GUIDs in the database with randomly generated primary key.

Randomly generated GUIDs help eliminate conflicts when more than one developer is working with the same code, but different local database.

When using random GUIDs, with time, your database can become fragmented. You should reorganize and rebuild the database index on regular intervals.
For more information, see Reorganizing and Rebuilding Indexes.

Rebuild database indexes

In addition, you can rebuild the database indexes to maintain the database and optimize its performance. Thus, when a new record is inserted and needs to be put between existing records, this does not cause fragmentation of the index. This is valid especially for the clustered primary key indexes which define the physical order of the database records.

You can either rebuild indexes manually or schedule scripts to do this on a regular basis. For more information see: Rebuild database indexes

NOTEThe rebuilding operation might take considerable time, depending on the size of your database.


Increase your Sitefinity skills by signing up for our free trainings. Get Sitefinity-certified at Progress Education Community to boost your credentials.

Get started with Integration Hub | Sitefinity Cloud | Sitefinity SaaS

This free lesson teaches administrators, marketers, and other business professionals how to use the Integration hub service to create automated workflows between Sitefinity and other business systems.

Web Security for Sitefinity Administrators

This free lesson teaches administrators the basics about protecting yor Sitefinity instance and its sites from external threats. Configure HTTPS, SSL, allow lists for trusted sites, and cookie security, among others.

Foundations of Sitefinity ASP.NET Core Development

The free on-demand video course teaches developers how to use Sitefinity .NET Core and leverage its decoupled architecture and new way of coding against the platform.

Was this article helpful?

Next article

Custom error pages