SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is it possible to have the following deployment architecture for hosting SharePoint internet websites? If yes, how can I make the front-end web servers as read-only while allowing content modifications on a server behind DMZ through internal network?

Tier-1 (DMZ):

2 x Front-end Web Servers in read-only mode (No content modifications allowed via internet).

Tier-2: 1 x Back-end Web Server where content managers update and publish content via internal network.

1 x Application Server with Central Administration + Indexing Service

Tier-3: 2 x Clustered Database Servers

share|improve this question

For this scenario you should setup 2 different Farms. One in the DMZ and one internal for authoring. Now you can use the SharePoint built-in "Content Deployment" to publish content from the authoring farm to your internet farm.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.