Kentico 8 Install w/o Virtual

Eric Garrison asked on April 2, 2014 16:28

When I do the Kentico 8 install on a IIS 7.5 server, I wanted it to be in the root of the folder I am creating. It seems to want to live in Virtual Directory /KenticoCMS8. I altered the path for the IIS instance to go 1 level deeper into c:\websites\Kentico8\CMS vs c:\websites\Kentico8. It seems to be working but is this the desired method?

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Brenden Kehren answered on April 2, 2014 16:33

I've not been able to find a way to change the install with that and I've done 4 different installs with v8. I'd say its a bug, with V7 you could at least check if you wanted the root or not.

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Richard Sustek answered on April 3, 2014 01:02

Hi,

Thank you for your message.

If you wish than its possible to move all contents of CMS folder to the root folder. Basically all you need to do is move the physical files themselves and in your IIS and change the Physical path so that it points to the root folder.

Kind regards,

Richard Sustek

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Brenden Kehren answered on April 3, 2014 07:31

Thank Richard.

Why was this functionality removed to install in the root vs. now being forced to install in a virtual directory? From a non-technical standpoint, it makes things more complicated and could cause more problems.

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Eric Garrison answered on April 3, 2014 08:35

Also note that the sites auto register in KIM, so you have to unregister and re-register in KIM.

Here is a bit of good news. I ran NewRelic's load tester against the front end code for a sample site and compared V7 vs. V8. Load times were nearly 2x faster under 50 concurrent load. Same server, same DB. Bad news. Loading some pages in the backend /Admin vs. /CMSDesk. Page loads are nearly 3x slower.

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Brenden Kehren answered on April 5, 2014 10:50

That's some great info Eric! I found after I navigated through the admin pages and they all had a chance to compile, it was running quite a bit faster. Maybe that was because I had less clicks to get things done, but it seemed faster.

Regarding the KIM and needing to re-register, simply right click your website and modify the install directory and/or the URL.

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3Seed Marketing answered on April 21, 2014 10:53

After modifying the physical path in KIM to the root folder, I am getting an error message: Specified directory does not contain a Kentico installation. I am using hotfix v8.0.2

I would also be interested in an answer to Brendan's question above:

Why was this functionality removed to install in the root vs. now being forced to install in a virtual directory? From a non-technical standpoint, it makes things more complicated and could cause more problems.

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Scott Hancock answered on July 27, 2014 22:31

When you talk about moving the CMS folder, what about the Lib folder. Is that required for the site to work or is it just for Visual Studio.

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