Ektron, Inc., a Web content management software innovator, has released a new integrated Site Replication tool that expands options for publishing changes on dynamic Web sites managed by Ektron CMS400.NET. Ektron CMS400.NET's Site Replication feature allows organizations to automate the movement of site changes from a staging to a production (or live) server. Staged changes can be automatically synchronized with the live site.
The process of mirroring, or synchronizing, a Web site is done through the Ektron CMS400.NET user interface and requires no complex configuring of third-party applications. An Ektron CMS400.NET Web site can be replicated on an additional server. Authenticated users can access, edit, create, and stage Web content including text, images, links, forms, templates, navigation elements, and other assets. Ektron supports check-in/check-out, customizable workflows, and permissions to ensure content accuracy and site integrity. Authorized publishers can approve changes to go live after proper reviews. Ektron's Site Replication feature also supports load balancing for high-traffic Web sites that require multiple servers to handle high-volume traffic. A Web site can be mirrored automatically over several Web servers. Benefits of Ektron's Site Replication feature include: the ability to make changes to templates, forms, images, words, links navigation, and more, review and test for quality assurance and site integrity, and push multiple changes to the Web site automatically; the ability to enable site managers to preview all pending changes in the context of the entire site, to ensure accuracy; and site back-up and restore by maintaining a history of recent published versions of a complete site.