Small production environment

A small production environment consists of a single server with template projects and no custom implementations. For example, sites with 20 pages or so each, constructed from a template that is mostly in “preview mode”.

Recommendations

Category
Description
Hardware
  • 2 CPUs minimum
  • 40 GB HDD (GUI) and 30 GB (Core)
Memory
3 GB RAM
Database
  • Windows Server
  • SQL 2012 Express
Additional considerations

Disable the following:

  • Desktop experience (required by Sitefinity CMS in order to generate video thumbnails.).
    If Sitefinity CMS is not be used for video libraries, we recommend using a Windows Server Core system where the overhead from the server GUI is nonexistent
  • Windows updates
    For a smaller website, the average consumption of IIS CPU is about 50-85%, and 500-800 RAM usage. SQL may be limited up to 1GB RAM usage.
    Since such a setup is reasonable generally for small businesses, appropriate hosting plans for this setup can start from a shared hosted solution to a dedicated VPs with 2-3 GB RAM ( approximately 1GB RAM for the operating system and the remaining RAM is used by Sitefinity). Thus, for the smooth operation of the system, you need between 500MB to 1GB of memory for the application pool under which Sitefinity CMS runs.



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