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N2 CMS on cloud

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

Overview

N2 is a lightweight CMS framework to help you build great web sites that anyone can update. N2 is an opinionated piece of software. The core principles are “code speaks” and separation between view templates, content model and database. N2 CMS speeds up development by taking advantage of the .NET type system. It generates editor interfaces based on attributes on your content classes. With virtually no boilerplate code you can benefit from intellisense, source control, true FTP deployment and greater maintainablility.

N2 CMS is owned by N2 CMS(http://n2cms.com/) and they own all related trademarks and IP rights for this software.

Cognosys provides hardened and ready to run images of N2 CMS websites on all public cloud ( AWS marketplace and Azure).
Deploy your N2 CMS websites securely on cloud i.e. AWS marketplace and Azure with Reliable Services offered by Cognosys at one-click with easy written and video tutorials.

The CMS is extendable through events, the content classes themselves, custom editable attributes, plug-ins and other enabling hooks.

Secured N2 CMS on Windows 2012 R2

N2 CMS on Cloud for AWS

N2 CMS on Cloud for Azure

Features

Major Features Of N2 CMS

  • Easy to develop: define content using .NET classes and attributes (no boring point and click web interface)
  • Very intuitive editor interface
  • Leverages on ASP.NET 2.0 (use sitemap, membership, ASPX templates, authorization, etc.)
  • Database agnostic (MS SQL, MySQL and more thanks to NHibernate)
  • Supports hierarchically organized content items with unlimited depth
  • AJAXy drag’n’drop content into regions
  • Completly free – 0$
  • Extendable editor UI
  • Sites are developed in Visual Studio (no UI for modifyng styles and templates, nice!)
  • Support multiple types of content, everything from articles to blog comments
  • The model is stored as source code in your source control, not in a database
  • Map parts of the tree structure to alternative domains
  • Caching, ASP.NET output caching or database object caching
  • Supports authorization using standard .NET providers
  • Upgradable
  • Allows access control over individual content items using roles
  • Search engine friendly urls
  • Multiple sites with one installation

AWS

Installation Instructions For 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
Note :  Please add Instance id of the instance from ec2 console as shown  below

 

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/n2CMS/N2/

  • User Name: admin
  • Password: Passw@rd123

Steps to access the  Admin Panel:

  • To login to N2 CMS Administrative Panel, you need
    to open your browser and navigate to http://PublicDNS/n2CMS/N2/
  • 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 N2 CMS Application.

Step 4) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be in your web root folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\n2cms
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/n2CMS/N2/

  • User Name: admin
  • Password: Passw@rd123

Step 4) Other Information:

1. Default installation path: will be in your web root folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\n2cms
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

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 estimated cost of running the instance.
  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 Login Details:

The below screen appears after successful deployment of the image.

successful deployment of the image

For local MySQL root password, please use the temporary password generated automatically during image creation as shown above.

i) Please connect to Remote Desktop as given in step 2 to ensure stack is properly configured and DB is initialized.
ii) You can use MySQL server instance as localhost, username root and password as shown above.

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

Step 3) Application URL:

1. Default installation path: will be in your web root folder “C:\inetpub\wwwroot\n2cms
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.

Step 4) Other Information:

1.Default ports:

  • Linux Machines:  SSH Port – 22

2. To access Webmin interface for management please follow this link

Videos

Secured N2 CMS on Windows 2012 R2-

N2 CMS Introduction

N2 CMS on cloud

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