Emil Lerch

Husband, Father, Technologist, Cloud Architect

dotnetnuke on GoDaddy

In my last post I mentioned bethanycommunity.net web site. In getting it working, I had to get dotnetnuke installed and running on the root directory of the site. Doing this on godaddy was quite an interesting feat and required some changes to the dotnetnuke source code. I hope their latest version helps fix that problem. There are some instructions on doing this here. I found they got me close, but the installer was still a problem, and hence the (temporary) source code changes to skip over some of DNN’s more dangerous install behavior.

Some people think that this is GoDaddy’s problem and people should be able to create very insecure sites, but I side with GoDaddy that normally applications should not need to update their core configuration files and place files in their production directories.