Installation Scenarios

Installation Scenarios

Developer Workstation

  • Databases and Sitecore client tools all running on one machine
  • SQL Server or SQL Express runs on machine
  • Master, Web, and Core databases installed on machine
  • Sitecore CMS License
  • Visual Studio and the .NET Framework installed on machine

Quality Assurance (QA) server

  • Sitecore client tools installed on IIS server
  • Sitecore CMS License
  • Databases installed on separate server

Content Management (CM) server

  • Sitecore client tools installed on IIS server
  • Sitecore CMS License
  • Databases installed on separate server
  • Database server hosts master database and core database
  • Web database on DB server is optional but recommended for publishing QA

Content Delivery (CD) server

  • No Sitecore client tools
  • IIS and databases running on separate servers
  • Database server hosts web database
  • Core database on DB server is only required when using .NET Membership Model
  • Sitecore Runtime License