DNNSkin.Net Blog

Stay up to date with our most recent news and updates


Install DotNetNuke in Root Directory on GoDaddy Shared Hosting

Jul 29 2010

There are more and more hosting companies now offering DotNetNuke hosting from shared or virtual dedicated accounts, to dedicated or cloud hosting. Although hosting costs might be high for some businesses, shared hosting is sufficient enough to allow your site to have a simple online presence with low traffic handling.             .

There are downsides of running shared hosting, but you don't have to worry much unless your Web site experiences a spike in traffic. I use GoDaddy shared hosting. One of the downsides of GoDaddy for DotNetNuke is that it won't allow you to have complete control of your URL. It adds an extension at the end proceeded by a slash (i.e. http://mydomain.com/something) for every domain you create.

To overcome this issue, here are the steps needed to change from http://mydomain.com/something to a legitimate http://mydomain.com in GoDaddy.

  1. Click on ‘Manage Account’ in the Web hosting page
  2. Click on 'Your Files' at the top.
  3. Check that the Root and DNN directories have the same permissions
  4. Backup both your DNN Web installation and your database
  5. Place html file called app_offline.htm into the DNN directory, taking the site offline
  6. Update the database table containing the Portal Alias from http://mydomain.com/dnn to simply http://mydomain.com
  7. Move the contents of the current DNN folder into the root
  8. Update any references you might have in your web.config file to your old site path.
  9. Remove the app_offline.htm file

Good luck!


2013 Oct  300  4
2010 Jul  16302  8


Win the First DotNetNuke Design Challenge for 2010 "Modern Web Standards" category, you can check more detail here Download winning Skin here

Customize a personalized design for your business!

We can provide professional DotNetNuke skin design and the W3C compliant skin.
Make you 100% satisfaction, are the main characteristics of our work.

© 2006-2014 by DNNSkin.Net, Inc. All rights reserved. Terms Of Use Privacy Statement