Some of the stuff I want to achieve:
- Do a manual installation of Umbraco
- See how Umbraco behaves with MVC
- Use GitHub for Version Control
- Setup my local environment for easy debugging
- Use a free hosting provider to host my test website
Manual Installation of UmbracoThe latest version on Umbraco.com was version 6.1.1.
I downloaded the UmbracoCms.6.1.1.zip file from http://our.umbraco.org/contribute/releases/611 and unzipped it on my local machine.
Since I wanted to use GitHub to keep my two development environments (desktop & laptop) in sync, I created a "Github" directory in the root of my F drive. All the unzipped files from UmbracoCms.6.1.1.zip were placed in a "F:\Github\umbraco-playground" directory.
Creating the website in IISNext step was to setup IIS. My Desktop has a Windows Vista Business OS and I had installed IIS 7.0 sometime back. (TIP: you can start IIS using "inetmgr" from the Run dialog and check for the version on the MMC Menu -> Help -> About Internet Information Services)
I created a new website named as "Umbraco.Local" with the following bindings:
IP Address: All Unassigned
Host name: umbraco.local
I also created an Application Pool specific for this website as follows:
.NET Framework version: .NET Framework v4.0.30319
Managed Pipeline mode: Integrated
Start application pool immediately: Checked
Accessing the site LocallyTo access the URL http://umbraco.local I needed to add the following entry to the host file on my machine.
127.0.0.1 umbraco.localLocation of Host File: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts
Note that you would need to open up Notepad with the "Run as Administrator" option in Windows Vista in order to edit the host file.
Typed in http://umbraco.local on the browser and Splash screen for Umbraco setup was on my browser...
I will write the details of that in my next post...