Standard ASP.NET Project
Kentico is a standard ASP.NET website project with standard Microsoft SQL Server database. It means you can easily install it and configure as any other ASP.NET application.
You can open it in Visual Studio and use Microsoft Team Foundation Server, Visual Source Safe or some other version control system to store updated versions of the system files and your custom files.
If you do not use Kentico deployment mechanisms described below, you can still conduct a standard backup/restore of the web project and database to move it to another server.
While the first deployment of a new website may be straightforward, deployment of the next website update may be more complex.
That's why Kentico offers two ways how to deploy the updated content and objects and integrate them with live data without overwriting changes that were made by content editors and site visitors in the meantime:
Deployment with Import/Export
Kentico allows you to export your website content and code objects (page templates, CSS files, webparts, etc.) into a single file and then import them into another Kentico installation.
It highly simplifies the process of deployment and you can even use it for backup. You can export only chosen objects or objects modified since the last export or specified date.
Kentico Staging Module makes it easy to synchronize changes made to the content and code objects accross your development, QA, content authoring and production environment with a few clicks.