Since Episerver 5.0 r2 supports SQL Server 2008 express when developing / testing - can it also run on SQL Server 2008 express in production environment?
There are some limitation to the database such as max 4 Gb database, 1 Cpu and some memory restrictions, but does EpiServer require some features that are not included in the express version?
thank you in advance
It shouldn't be any problem what I now of. The limitations are within sql express itself. I think the system requirements are written as it is from a "political" point of view rather than technical. Meaning that if you have a large enterprise site you cannot be expected to get support from us to tweak episerver cms to run on a sql express database that has as you say memory restrictions, which could be a customer argument for not saying they cannot use sql express.
In otherwords we don't recommend it and don't support it but go ahead at your own risk...