Deploy projects to virtual private server

Use this procedure to migrate an existing Sitefinity CMS project to a virtual server to which you have full access. You do not need to install Sitefinity CMS on the server. You upload your files by copying them.

Perform the following:

  1. Create a folder in the file system of the remote server.
  2. Copy your project files in the created folder.
  3. Open the Internet Information Service (IIS) from the remote server.
  4. In the left pane, right-click Sites » Add Web Site.
    A dialog box appears.
  5. Enter a name for the site.
  6. Select an application pool.
  7. Select the physical path to the folder, you created in Step 1.
  8. Enter a port binding and click OK.
  9. If your website project uses Microsoft SQL Server database, instead of Microsoft SQL Server Express, you must also migrate the SQL database to the new location.
    For more information, see Deploy projects to shared hosting » Step 4 to Step 7.

Deploying a project as a subsite

  1. Create a folder in the file system of the remote server.
  2. Copy your project files in the created folder.
  3. Open the Internet Information Service (IIS) from the remote server.
  4. In the left pane, expand Sites node.
  5. Right-click the site of which you want to create a subsite and click Add Virtual Directory….

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