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Web database


Overview of Sitecore Web database supported infrastructure, references, scaling, and privacy and security.

The Web database contains the published version of the content for a given publishing target. By default, there is a single Web database.

Supported infrastructure

You can host the Web database on:

  • SQL Server

  • SQL Azure

Refer to the Sitecore compatibility table for compatible versions.

Reference structure

The Web database has its place in the Sitecore reference structure. It can be referenced by other roles, and it can also reference other roles.

Illustration showing the Web database's place in the Sitecore reference structure.

Referenced by

The Web database is referenced by the following roles:


The Web database does not reference other roles.

Privacy and security

Assuming default behavior, the Web database does not handle personal data.