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DotNetNuke 7 Hosting - Why Choosing DotNetNuke 7

clock February 27, 2013 06:23 by author andy_yo

There are many changes with DNN 7 that are aimed at making content and site maintenance easier.  Here are our top 4 reasons why an upgrade to DNN 7 is going to save you time and generally make your life easier.

 

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1. Auto-save

We’ve all been there, you work hard at something, get it just how you want it then you hit the wrong key (or the browser crashes) and there goes all your work down the drain. Not anymore, with DNN 7 auto-save ensures your work is saved as you go, avoiding any mishaps and lost work. Sure to be the saviour of web content editors across the globe.

2. Bookmarked settings

DNN 7 has a completely different control panel from previous editions with a very visually appealing tab interface for both admin and hosts.  The new interface completely changes the way we use DotNetNuke and one of the best new additions is the ability to bookmark favourite settings. Keeping all your favourite settings in one easy to reach spot and at the click of a button is a massive time saver.

3. Drag and drop

Gone are the days of trying to format your pages behind the scenes. You want to add new modules, move an image or move a text box; you pick it up and put it where you want. The ease and simplicity of the new DNN 7 drag and drop feature gives you a whole lot of flexibility and control over your website, without pulling your hair out. 

4. Version Comparison

Ever edited something then thought hang on, I’m not sure that’s better, what did it look like before? With DNN 7 you can easily compare versions in either the rich text or html editors. Just tick the compare box and the text or code differences are highlighted for you. You can then choose which option you want to go with from the version history and save second guessing yourself.

In short, DNN 7 is an intuitive user friendly CMS that makes editing and maintaining your website content quicker and easier than ever before. These new improvements are sure to increase your productivity in 2013.



DotNetNuke 7 Hosting - Optimize Your DotNetNuke Sites

clock February 8, 2013 08:02 by author andy_yo

A typical DNN install requires considerable server resources, and creates significant traffic between the database & web server. These techniques aim to reduce both of these where-ever possible, along with some other optimizations. Some of these may not apply to you, and We advise you to exert discretion in deciding which of these work best for you.

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DNN Optimization:

  1. Host Settings
    1. Set the "Performance Setting" to "Heavy Caching".
    2. Depending upon Hosting resources, set the "Compression Setting" to "Deflate Compression" or "GZip Compression".
    3. Depending upon Hosting resources, enable "Whitespace filter" (not of much use, if you have also enabled compression).
    4. Disable "Users Online" for Installations on which "Users Online" module is NOT used.
    5. Set the "Scheduler Mode" to "Timer Method". "Request Mode" causes the Scheduler to be invoked on every request to a page of your installation.
    6. On sites where Logging is NOT mission critical, enable "Event Log Buffer", so that log entries are buffered before being flushed.
    7. On sites where the Site files do NOT update frequently, disable "Auto-sync filesystem".
    8. Uncheck "Enable Ajax" on portals that are just informative, and do NOT involve management tasks.
  2. Admin Settings
    1. On DNN 5 portals, unselect "Enable Skin Widgets" if they are not being used to prevent redundant skin file downloads.
  3. Log Settings
    Disable all Logs NOT required on an installation. In particular,
    1. Disable "Application Start".
    2. Disable "Application End".
    3. You might also want to disable others like "Scheduler Started", "Scheduler Event Started" etc. depending upon if they are not much useful to you. However, "Sceduler event Failure" should not be disabled to enable debugging of any scheduler issues.
  4. Schedule Settings
    Disable or customize all Schdules NOT required on an installation. In particular,
    1. Configure "DotNetNuke.Services.Scheduling.PurgeScheduleHistory, DOTNETNUKE" to run every 5 days (or whatever fits best to your portal depending upon how much Schedule Log your portal generates).
    2. Configure "DotNetNuke.Services.Search.SearchEngineScheduler, DOTNETNUKE" to run every 5 days and retry after 1 day (again depending upon what fits best to your portal. There is no one size fits all approach here).
  5. Javascript & CSS Optimization
    1. Manually optimize all css & js files to remove redundant white-space (or use a free or paid DNN module e.g. Page Blaster to manage this task for you).
    2. Zero out portal.css (if you dont use it, or better still, delete it).
    3. Check ~/portals/_default/default.css for any styles not being used on your portal.
    4. Try to use any other menu except SolPart Menu.
    5. Try NOT to use table based skins (improves the perceived rendering of your page).

  6. Cookies: Set the appropriate value for Persistent & Session cookies in web.config.

  7. Compilation: If you are compiling DotNetNuke or any Extension from source, make sure that you compile the project in Release mode. Moreover, make sure you have debug="false" in web.config for your production sites.


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