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use subdomain for EPi server access



Our e-commerce is running on We access the EPi server through Is there any chance to use the subdomain for EPi access without any problem? For example


Feb 17, 2022 9:37
Anawilliam - Jan 03, 2023 20:25
Yes, it is possible to use a subdomain for accessing the EPi server. However, you will need to make sure that the subdomain is properly configured and that the EPi server is set up to accept requests from the subdomain.

This should be a standard procedure. Because in real time scenarios people who not so technical and are even a little bit aware of EPI then they can guess what is your admin path easily. Just like writing /wordpress on any general wordpress website.

The first procedure is to change the admin path in your web.config with something that is related and not easily guessable by a general user. So below wherever you see <location path="episerver"/> where the path starts with episerver change it to something else. For instance if you change it to myadminarea then both paths below would look like - myadminarea, myadminarea/CMS/admin 

The second thing is to setup the subdomain in website configuration under admin panel and give it access to root. That should do it. Also make sure your web.config has specific roles which should have access to admin panel.

Edited, Mar 08, 2022 10:40

Hi Manoj,

First of all, thank you for your response. Do I need to change Episerver path for subdomain configuration? I can use the same root under the diffrent subdomain like 

Do I need to add the subdomain URL to the hostname configuration under the Manage Websites section?


Mar 14, 2022 11:20
- Apr 01, 2022 12:02
Yes Mehmet. You can ignore the modification on paths to webconfig file. But you'll have to add subdomain URL to the hostname configuration under Manage Websites section and give it the permission to root.

We usually ip-restrict access to backoffice, which can potentially be easier (and more secure) solution than using a subdomain.

Jun 09, 2023 13:53
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