Manually deploy Orchard.Web to production server

Topics: General
Dec 17, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Hi all - noob question for ya'll.

If I want to setup Orchard on my production server, is it merely a case of uploading the Orchard.Web zip file (available here: and running the setup page?

Is there any compiling for release need to go on or is EVERYTHING in Orchard.Web dynamically compiled?  Also, is there any other optimization for release to production that should go on?

I understand that Webmatrix publishes automatically, but I dont use it and I'd rather not.  I can happily run Orchard in VS without building and I've also got a source version as well that I've started to develop on.

It just seems like there there should be some more 'packaging for release' going on somewhere.


Dec 17, 2012 at 9:59 PM

I should add - I've got a dedicated server that I FTP whatever to.

Dec 18, 2012 at 1:32 AM

The zip package available from CodePlex is pre-compiled, but if you use the source code you need to compile it first.

Dec 18, 2012 at 1:36 AM
Edited Dec 18, 2012 at 1:36 AM

great - thx! I thought there had to be more too it.  seemed too easy. ;-)