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New Site Setup

Setting Up a New Site


Move the ewcommon directory into your C:\inetpub folder.

Create your site in IIS at the following location: C:\inetpub\websites\\wwwroot.

Map the ewcommon directory: IIS Manager for your site - View Applications - Add Applications - Alias: ewcommon - Physical path: C:\inetpub\ewcommon - OK.

Edit your hosts file (C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts) in Notepad or similar and add the following on a new line to give you a local name:


In SQL 2008, create a database username and password with SQL authentication.

Point your web browser to  Fill in any fields not automatically populated and click Continue to set up the database and copy files into place (this may take a few moments).

Open the properties of the SQL login you just created, select the User Mapping page, and tick the box next to the name of the database that was just created.  Tick the box next to the db_owner role.


Click Continue on the next page of the eonicweb 5 setup to populate the database.

Copy (Don't Map) the ewThemes directory to the wwwroot directory (and fix references) (might be copied automatically by setup?).

Log in to eonicweb with the username 'admin' and password 'buster'.  If login succeds the installation has been completed successfully.