1.    Fresh Installation

Please navigate to http://blogengine.codeplex.com/ to download the application. Get the web project folder. Now that you have a downloaded zip file, you need to un-zip it. This can be done with a bunch of different utilities and in a bunch of different methods.

Currently when you download a version called Web Project You Will get something like 'BlogEngine.NET 1.5 (web)' with 'BlogEngine.Web' inside. So you should Upload 'BlogEngine.Web' folder contents to your FTP.

Load the web project on your Web server. This usually involves FTP.

2.    Set folder as a ASP.NET 2.0 application


  • In 'HostPilot > Web/FTP Server > Applications/Virtual Directories' put a check mark on 'Application'.
  • Then Browse to just uploaded 'BlogEngine.Web' and choose it to be the Physical Path: d:\home\accountname\htdocs\BlogEngine.Web.
  • Virtual Path: Set whatever you like ex. \MyBlog. It will show on your web site like mydomain.name\MyBlog.
  • Then Click 'Create' Button.

  • Create the Virtual Application using 'HostPilot > Applications/Virtual Directories'.

3.    Navigate to the web page

Ok, now you are ready to navigate to the web site and see how you did. If all goes well, you are greeted by the default blog page.

If you have installed the application in a subfolder \blog you should navigate to go this Application's 'Defalt documents' menu in IIS and make default.aspx a default. How to specify a default document for my server (directory) on a Windows 2008 plan?

Please check to make sure the whole list of the default documents may be disabled and you will need to click enable in the right pane.

4.    Login and Setup your user name

The last step is to scroll down and find the sign in link on the right side. It's up actually and called 'Log In'. Click Sign in and then login in the following information.

User Name: admin

Password: admin

Once you login, you will see a new menu on the right hand side. Click 'Users'.

Create a new user for yourself. The user name you choose is your display name. See the User Administration page for more information.

Delete the admin account. Make yourself an Administrator Before doing this. Put a check mark in a box near your user. You don't want everyone who reads this to be able to login to your blog, do you?

5.    Finally, log out, then log back in using the user account you just created for yourself.