Creating a new website

This page is a part of a tutorial, which you should follow sequentially, from the beginning to the end. Go to the first page: Getting started with Kentico.

When you want to begin developing a website in Kentico, we recommend installing a blank new site. You could also use one of our sample sites, for example the Dancing Goat site, but then you should make sure to delete all the sample objects you do not need. See Creating new sites from templates for instructions on how to install a sample site.

For the purpose of this tutorial, install a blank new site:

  1. In the Kentico administration interface, open the Sites application. 

    Opening the Sites application

  2. Click New site wizard. 

    Starting the New site wizard

  3. Select Create a new site using a wizard and click Next.
  4. Type the details for the new website: 
    • Site display name: MEDIO clinic
    • Domain namedo not change the value in this field
    • Site culture: (default)

    Entering the basic properties of the new site

  5. Click Next.
  6. In Step 3, do not change anything and click Next.
    • This step allows you to select the objects which the system imports to the new site.

    Object selection step of the new site wizard (step 3)

  7. If you encounter the following warning, click Next.  
    • Warning: Failed to start site 'MEDIO clinic', there is already a site running under this domain alias. You first need to stop the existing site and then start the new site manually. 
    • Two sites cannot run under one domain simultaneously. For the purpose of this tutorial, we will stop the previously installed site (usually Dancing Goat site) after the site creation is finished.

    Warning about multiple sites running on the same domain

  8. In Step 5, select Blank master page. 
    • This is the master page template for the website. 
    • You can change it later at any time.

    Selecting the new site's master page template

  9. Click Next
  10. Click Finish

The system creates the new blank website and displays it in the Sites application.

If you have previously installed a different site, stop it now, so that you can run the new one:

  1. Stop () the website which is running on the domain that you want to use (localhost in our case). 
  2. Run () the MEDIO clinic website.

 The new site shown in the Sites application

Running more websites simultaneously

If you want to run more websites simultaneously, you need to set different domain names for them. See Setting up multiple websites for more information.

Adding license keys

For instructions on how to add license keys to Kentico, see Managing site licenses.

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