System Components

System Components

Sitecore System Components Guidelines

  • Use x64 Windows Server 2008 R2 for all servers
    • Install the IIS and Database servers on separate physical hardware
  • Use IIS 7.x with the latest security updates for the web servers
    • Enable static and dynamic content compression
    • Use Integrated mode for all of the application pools
    • Set the content expires header in the common headers, particularly for the /sitecore folder
  • Use Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 64 bit with the latest security updates for the database servers
    • Configure maintenance plans to defragment indexes on the core, master, and web databases on a scheduled basis

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