Orchard CMS Works on DiscountASP.NET Windows 2008 Hosting Platform

orchard hostingWhat is Orchard?
In the short term, the Orchard project delivers a .NET-based CMS application that allows users to quickly create content-driven Web sites, and provides an extensibility framework that will allow developers to provide additional functionality through module extensions and themes.

In the long term, the Orchard project is a free, open source project aimed at delivering applications and reusable components on the ASP.NET platform.

You can find more information at http://orchardproject.net/

What database does the Orchard CMS require?
You can use either MS SQL Server or MS SQL CE 4 as your database.

Does DiscountASP.NET hosting platform support Orchard?
Yes, we’ve tested installing Orchard on our ASP.NET Hosting platform and it works! Your site needs to be on Windows Server 2008 since Orchard requires ASP.NET 4.0.

How do I install Orchard?
Manually: You can install Orchard manually by uploading the files. Here’s a link to documentation: http://www.orchardproject.net/docs/Manually-installing-Orchard-zip-file.ashx

WebMatrix: You can deploy Orchard using WebMatrix. You may want to use our new Web Deploy Publish Settings Generator in the control panel. We have a new knowledge base article on deploying apps with WebMatrix too.

Control Panel Web App Gallery: We’ve added Orchard to the Control Panel Web Application Gallery available to customers on our Windows 2008 hosting platform for an easy one-click deployment!

Orchard Resource links:



Frank Cheung

5 thoughts on “Orchard CMS Works on DiscountASP.NET Windows 2008 Hosting Platform

  1. I can install it but it takes ages to load for the first time, it then works for some time fast and then I experience delays again.

    1. Same here. Took approximately 3-4 minutes to load for the first time then intermittently fast and slow (up to about 20 seconds) for the rest of the time.

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