Sitefinity Web Site Architecture Overview Package


Duration: 2 weeks


Minimum of 2 meetings with client (Business SME) for questions and investigations beyond the site. Also full access to the source code of the site.

Description of deliverables:

Assessing the overall architecture overview quality of a website is crucial to ensure its performance, scalability, security, and maintainability.

Scalability and Performance:

  • Look for information on how the website handles increased traffic and user growth.
  • Check if the website utilizes caching mechanisms and content delivery networks (CDNs) to optimize loading times.
  • Check if the architecture allows for horizontal scaling to handle increased demand.


  • Ensure that the website uses HTTPS to encrypt data transmission.
  • Look for security features like cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection prevention.
  • Check for regular security updates and patches to the underlying technologies.

Mobile Responsiveness:

  • Test the website on various devices and screen sizes to ensure it’s mobile-friendly.
  • Check for responsive design that adapts the layout for different screen resolutions.

Code Quality:

  • Review the website’s code structure and adherence to coding best practices.
  • Check for code modularity, readability, and maintainability.
  • Look for any code smells or potential performance bottlenecks.

Database Design:

  • Examine the database schema for efficiency and normalization.
  • Check for proper indexing to optimize query performance.

Data Backup and Recovery:

  • Ensure that the website has a robust backup and disaster recovery plan in place.


  • Check if the website is accessible to users with disabilities, adhering to accessibility standards (e.g., WCAG).

Version Control:

  • Ensure that the website’s codebase is under version control, preferably using a popular version control system like Git.

API Design:

  • If the website has APIs, check for clean and well-documented API design.

Third-Party Integrations:

  • Examine third-party integrations to ensure they are secure, reliable, and maintained.

Monitoring and Analytics:

  • Check if the website has monitoring tools in place to track performance, errors, and user behavior.


  • If applicable, ensure that the website complies with relevant legal and industry standards. (PCI and HIPPA Compliance are extra) – GDPR and CCPA will be checked

Hosting Environment:

  • Assess the website’s hosting environment for stability, scalability, and security.


  • Look for comprehensive documentation that covers the architecture, deployment, and maintenance of the website.

A full report with all the findings and recommendations for improvements will be presented at the end of the investigation and discovery period.