Sitefinity Insight deployment options


With Sitefinity Insight you have the option to store your data on different deployments. You can choose between servers hosted in the following regions: 

  • United States of America
  • The Netherlands in the European Union (EU)
  • Australia
  • Canada
  • Republic of Singapore

This means that you can deliver speed, scale, and better performance for your website visitors. As a result, you avoid the latency for European customers visiting your site, hosted on the American server and vice versa. Another reason to opt for different deployments is the differences between American and European Union legislation and regulations. Thus, if you choose to keep data on the EU servers, there is no need to provide certifications for privacy and data protection due to data transfer to another country.

Choosing between deployment options affects the backend services and data storage. For example, all data retrieved by the EU API server is stored in the EU data storage and not used or accessed by the US API server or any other deployment now or in the future.
The Sitefinity Insight web application detects the location of deployment, in which the current account is created and displays the proper data, based on the respective deployment and its storage.

The following PowerShell script invokes the /ping endpoint of the Sitefinity Insight API server in the two region deployments. You can thus compare the performance and speed and decide which deployment suits your requirements better.

To run the script, paste the text into a text editor such as Notepad and save it as "CompareDeployments.ps1". Then, in Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory where you have saved the script, right click on it and choose the Run with PowerShell command.

Deployment diagram

The following diagram illustrates the relationship between the Sitefinity Insight web application and the two deployments.

Sitefinity Insight Deployment Options

Accounts, users, and deployments

Every Sitefinity Insight account is bound to the Sitefinity Insight deployment, on which it was created. Since data stored in one deployment is not accessible by the other deployment, this applies to accounts and their users as well.

To check on which deployment your Sitefinity Insight account is located, navigate to the Sitefinity Insight Administration dashboard and scroll to the bottom of the screen. You can see the Data hosting and processing location: Netherlands, or United States, respectively.

Users invited to a specific account have access only to the data stored in the respective account.

NOTE: Users invited to an account, created in a different deployment, need to accept the Terms and conditions again in order to use Sitefinity Insight.

For more information, see Manage users in data centers and accounts.

Sitefinity CMS and Sitefinity Insight deployments

  1. In Sitefinity CMS backend, navigate to Administration » Settings » Advanced » DigitalExperienceCloudConnector.
  2. Under API Server URL, enter one of the following URLs, depending on which Sitefinity Insight deployment you want to use:
      Sitefinity Insight deployment hosted in the US.
      Sitefinity Insight deployment hosted in the Netherlands, EU.
      Sitefinity Insight deployment hosted in Australia.
      Sitefinity Insight deployment hosted in Canada.
      Sitefinity Insight deployment in Singapore.
  3. Save your changes.

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