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MVC Forum on cloud

1-click AWS Deployment    1-click Azure Deployment 1-click Google Deployment

Overview

The goal of MVC Forum was to make the best ASP.NET MVC forum software, something that is easily customisable, scalable and a breeze for developers to get up and running.

This is a new open source project and still fairly in it’s infancy, but we hope to keep adding and improving it over the coming months. We also love to hear feedback, good and bad so please let us know what you think and how we can improve anything.

MVC Forum is developed using MVC 5, Entity Framework and Unity. It has a ton of features and we urge you to give it a spin and let us know what you think.

Cognosys provides hardened and ready to run images of MVC Forum on all public cloud ( AWS marketplace and Azure).
Deploy your MVC Forum securely on cloud i.e. AWS marketplace and Azure with Reliable Services offered by Cognosys at one-click with easy written and video tutorials.

Secured MVC Forum on Windows 2012 R2

MVC Forum on Cloud for AWS-Windows

MVC Forum on Cloud for Azure-Windows

Features

Major Features Of MVCForum 

  • Easily Customisable
  • Theme Engine
  • Community Badge System
  • Multi Lingual
  • Private Messaging
  • Likes, Mark As Solution, Favourites

AWS

Installation Instructions Windows

Note:  How to find PublicDNS in AWS

Step 1) RDP  Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows  instance on AWS Cloud

Connect to the virtual machine using following RDP credentials:

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 3389

Username: To connect to the operating system, use RDP and the username is Administrator.
Password: Please Click here to know how to get password .

Step 2) Database Login Details:

Username : sa || Password : Passw@rd123

Note: Please change the password immediately after the first login.

Step 3) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://PublicDNS/mvcforum

  • User Name: ec2-user
  • Password: Passw@rd123

Steps to access the  Admin Panel:

  • To login to MVC Forum Administrative Panel, you need
    to open your browser and navigate to http://PublicDNS//mvcforum/admin
  • Enter username and password in the given fields and click on the“Login”button to access the Admin Panel.
  • After successful login to the Admin Panel, you will get access to MVC Forum Application.

Step 4) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be in your web root folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\mvcforum

2. Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443
  • Sql ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. Internally Sql server: 1433.

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

AWS Step By Step Screenshots


Azure

Installation Instructions for Windows

Note: How to find PublicDNS in Azure

Step 1) RDP Connection: To connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows instance on Azure Cloud

Connect to virtual machine using following RDP credentials:

  • Hostname: PublicDNS  / IP of machine
  • Port : 3389

Username: Your chosen username when you created the machine ( For example:  Azureuser)
Password : Your Chosen Password when you created the machine ( How to reset the password if you do not remember)

Step 2) Database Login Details:

Username : sa || Password : Passw@rd123

Note: Please change the password immediately after the first login.

Step 3) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://PublicDNS/mvcforum

  • User Name: azureuser
  • Password: Passw@rd123

Step 4) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be in your web root folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\mvcforum

2. Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443
  • Sql ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. Internally Sql server: 1433.

Configure custom inbound and outbound rules using this link

Azure Step by Step Screenshots

                              

Google

Installation Instructions For Windows

Step 1) VM Creation:

1.Click the Launch on Compute Engine button to choose the hardware and network settings.
2.You can see at this page, an overview of Cognosys Image as well as some estimated costs of VM.
3.In the settings page, you can choose the number of CPUs and amount of RAM, the disk size and type etc.

Step 2) RDP Connection: To initialize the DB Server connect to the deployed instance, Please follow Instructions to Connect to Windows instance on Google Cloud

Step 3) Database Credentials:

You can Login by below SQL Database credentials

   SQL UserName : sa

The below screen appears after successful deployment of the image.

i) Please connect to Remote Desktop as given in step 2
ii) You can use SQL server instance as localhost. The SQL Server instance name to be used is “localhost” Connect to SQL Management Studio with username as sa and password provided in Custom Metadata.

If you have closed the deployment page you can also get the sa password from VM Details “Custom metadata” Section.

Step 4) Application URL: Access the application via a browser at http://PublicDNS/mvcforum

Steps to access the  Admin Panel:

  • To login to MVC Forum Administrative Panel, you need
    to open your browser and navigate to http://PublicDNS//mvcforum/admin
  • Enter username and password in the given fields and click on the“Login”button to access the Admin Panel.
  • After successful login to the Admin Panel, you will get access to MVC Forum Application.

Step 5) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be in your web root folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\mvcforum

2. Default ports:

  • Windows Machines:  RDP Port – 3389
  • Http: 80
  • Https: 443
  • Sql ports: By default these are not open on Public Endpoints. Internally Sql server: 1433.

Videos

Secured MVC Forum on Windows 2012 R2

How to get started on MVC Forum

MVC Forum on cloud

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