This topic describes how to install an Episerver sample site, so you can try out the user interface and API features and learn more about how Episerver works.
Installing Episerver is easy! Inform yourself about the prerequisites and follow the steps 1-7 under Installing CMS, to create an MVC-based sample site with the Alloy templates. You can also watch the Episerver installation video to see how it is done.
The sample site is a local installation running on IIS Express. This is indicated by the port number which will be something like "localhost:NNNN". The Alloy-MVC site uses ASP.NET identity, which is why you will be prompted to create a local administrator account when building and opening the site in a browser.
The sample site depicts a fictional company "Alloy", with a set of example templates illustrating typical functions that exist on most websites. Continue to Basic editing, to explore the sample site and learn the basics about editing in Episerver CMS.
Note: Usually when exploring Alloy and playing around with your first sites, you do that locally. When working locally, there is no need to set up IIS. However, when you start working on production sites, you need to move from IIS Express to IIS and that requires some configuration of the IIS. See Required IIS features for more information. Also, you don't need a license until you start using IIS.
To install add-ons to an existing Episerver CMS site with the Alloy templates, do the installation in the following order:
To install add-ons on a new Episerver CMS site together with the Alloy templates, do the installation in the following order:
Last updated: May 05, 2017