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1/28/2015 10:36 PM
 

Hi everyone,

Has DNN (or any DNN user) ever come up with a method for "hiding" a DNN site while under development? The only method I've read about is to make a simple page and assign it "Home page" status, then keep all other pages permissions to admin only. That seems very clunky. Surely, over the years, some other method has emerged.

Thanks for any info offered.

Jim

 
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1/29/2015 3:51 AM
 
if you are on your own server, you might assign a second alias to your site (e.g. dev.mysite.com) and assign the original one to a second IIS Website with just the temporary html page.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

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1/29/2015 3:59 AM
 
an easier option would be creating an index.html and placing it above default.aspx in default documents of the IIS website. This will, however, not prevent users from accessing deep links.

Cheers from Germany,
Sebastian Leupold (Microsoft MVP)

dnnWerk - The DotNetNuke Experts   German Spoken DotNetNuke User Group

Speed up your DNN Websites with TurboDNN
 
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1/29/2015 8:10 AM
 
Hi Sebastian,

My client has a current live site, so I just added an index.html file that redirects web traffic to that site and now that Godaddy uses Plesk for their Windows server control panel I was able to edit the IIS settings to launch the index file first. Like you said, it doesn't keep the direct page links from responding to web page requests, but it keeps the site somewhat "hidden" for now.

It would be helpful to have an option to put a DNN portal into a "development" mode that would just offer a simple notification page along with a login option.

Thanks again!

Jim
 
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1/29/2015 3:57 PM
 

We use a couple of methods for DNNSoftware.  For staging sites we don't create a DNS entry for the site.  Instead we use an entry in our HOST file to associate hit a particular IP address.  The other way we have done it in our cloud environment is to put the dev site on a different port.  The same domain URL on port 80 can serve the current live site.  When it comes time to make the switch, stop the live site and change the Port binding for the dev site.  This allows you to even pre-warm up the dev site when you are ready to make it live since it doesn't require an App Recycle to change the port.


Joe Brinkman
DNN Corp.
 
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