How to Install Orchard CMS From Your WebsitePanel Using Microsoft Web App Gallery

This article will give you a step by step guide on how to install Orchard CMS from your WebsitePanel. Sign into your WebsitePanel and follow these steps:

1) Click Domains

2) Click Add Domain

3) Click Sub-domain

4) Enter the name of your sub-domain. For this example, we will be using “orchard” as the sub-domain name

5) Click Add Domain

6) Click Web Sites in the Hosting Space Menu on the left

7) Find and click the sub-domain you just created

8 ) Click Extensions

9) Change the ASP.NET version to 4.0

10) Click Update

11) Click Microsoft Web App Gallery in the Hosting Space Menu on the left

12) Find and click Orchard CMS

13) Click Next

14) Select the sub-domain you just created

15) Enter a new database name

16) Enter a name for the database user

17) Enter a password for the database user

18 ) Click Install

19) You will then get a confirmation that your installation is complete

This concludes how to install Orchard CMS from your WebsitePanel.

Once your installation is complete, your new Orchard CMS page will look like this:

To test Orchard CMS before installing it, visit

Does the sub-domain show the default Arvixe page? Click HERE to fix it.

Looking for quality Orchard CMS Hosting? Check out Arvixe Web Hosting.

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10 Comments on How to Install Orchard CMS From Your WebsitePanel Using Microsoft Web App Gallery

  1. Peter says:

    I’m getting the following error when trying to install Orchard. I’m using a new domain, not a subdomain.
    The application could not be installed:
    – Cannot create database
    – Specified database already exists on the target service

    This is the first application I’ve installed on the domain

  2. Webdroid says:


    I don’t see Orchard as a choice in Microsoft Web App Gallery! ???

    • Hello,
      Microsoft Web App Gallery is something that changes often and may sometimes encounter problems. If you would like, you can open a ticket and we will certainly look into this for you.

  3. Tony says:

    I recently contracted with Arvixe for web hosting and a site name. Currently, I am using MS Web Matrix and Orchard to develop my site on my local machine. Will I be able to use the Publish function of Web Matrix to publish the Orchard site to Arvixe without doing the above steps?

    • Mike Hoffman says:

      You would be best served by contacting our support department with specific details. I would also suggest trying it outright, and going from there. If it works, great! If not, it is a good baseline for troubleshooting and solving the problem. Open a ticket at when you are ready.

  4. Trent says:

    Your Orchard demo page is broken.

  5. Bryant says:

    I can’t get the Orchard CMS to install, I get a failed checksum error. Anyone experience this as of late?

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