How To Install Sitecore 8 In Less Than 10 Minutes

If you are reading this guide and you know nothing about Sitecore, then I would recommend reading the first part of this article http://jondjones.com/how-to-install-sitecore-7-for-beginners/. As long as you have a valid Sitecore license and the Sitecore 8 installer, then we are good to go.

When you run the installer, the first screen you will see is the welcome screen, skip past that

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Agree to the T&C’s

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Select your install type. For a brand new build you want to select ‘Complete’

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Add your license file

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Add your SQL server details

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Add the destination where you want to install Sitecore

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Add the ISS host name. The installer will also add an entry in your host file

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Then sit back and relax.
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When the installer has finished doing its thing, your new Sitecore 8 website should load.

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Sitecore 8 looks a lot different than version 7. By default you can log in with the user name ‘Admin’ and the password ‘b’.

Jon D Jones

Software Architect, Programmer and Technologist Jon Jones is founder and CEO of London-based tech firm Digital Prompt. He has been working in the field for nearly a decade, specializing in new technologies and technical solution research in the web business. A passionate blogger by heart , speaker & consultant from England.. always on the hunt for the next challenge

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