A Look at Ektron eSync Best Practices and How They Can Help You

Authored by Ameex Technologies on 11 Sep 2018

As part of the Ektron CMS, eSync is a pretty powerful feature that allows for the promotion of code, assets and content between web environments. This enabling of eSync over client websites has been taking place for the last three years, resulting in two environments that make up the "route to live." This is essentially the environment path for code and content that contributes to the live website with two main goals: a route to live that develops and tests codes and templates, and one that provides a way of entry into the route to live for new content.

Ektron eSync Best Practices

eSync is designed to keep your websites up-to-date in an efficient, timely manner, whether you have a single site, global multi-sites or server farm. You get access to geo-synchronization capabilities so you can provide updates whenever you want. If you're a business owner, whether small or large, you'll need to know all about the best practices of eSync so you can easily incorporate this framework into your daily website use. eSync's best practices include:

  • Profile configuration
  • eSync schedules and directions
  • Environment configuration
  • eSync troubleshooting and audit 

Wondering how to synchronize your servers using eSync? First, you'll have to use eSync to initialize new servers from your existing one, then periodically sync your updated menus, folders and content, according to Ektron.com. You can synchronize two sites on the same server, or a local with a remote one. You can also set up an eSync profile that can save jobs for you once you input your specs. You'll have to choose the profile you want to sync, specifying  the schedule, direction, files you want, data type and databases. Essentially, you have to create default databases and a template profile when looking to sync your website.

How Does Ektron eSync Help my Business?

There are many benefits to Ektron eSync. With this platform, you can:

  • Set up scheduled eSyncs from Auth to Live.
  • Gain full control over when approved content gets synced into Live.
  • Configure firewalls.
  • Develop separate profiles for template and content syncs, which make synchronization easier.
  • Synchronization logs keep records of all previous eSyncs.
  • Ease of use in adding and updating files. 

To learn more about how Ektron eSync can help your business, contact us at Ameex Technologies. We can connect you with the right resources for your company today.