Digital Experience Cloud Platform Architecture

The Episerver technical overview outlines the technical features of central areas in the Episerver platform, with references to more detailed information about each area.

The information in this overview is intended for anyone with a technical interest in the Episerver platform – developers, system architects and evaluators.

The Episerver platform consists of the Episerver framework with a core user interface, CMS and Commerce for content management and e-commerce, and other modules supporting marketing automation and social interaction features. A broad selection of ready-to-use add-ons is available from the Episerver Add-on Store to extend the functionality of a solution.

You can also build your own add-ons to create customized functionality for your Episerver solution. Episerver comes with a web solution toolkit including sample templates and a plug-in for Visual Studio to get your website development project quickly up and running.

The image shows the layers supporting various features that are part of the Episerver platform.

  • The data layer provides the information, which can originate from the database, from one or more content providers as well external data sources integrated with Episerver.
  • The creation layer is where content, for instance pages and blocks or e-commerce content such as products and orders, is managed. Content can be personalized, and can also be part of an approval workflow with authorization applied.
  • The delivery layer holds the presentation parts including support for responsive design and templates based on both WebForms and MVC, as well as support for building advanced search and filtering features.
  • The optimization layer provides various options for measuring, analyzing and optimizing the performance of website content, for instance conversion rates for a campaign landing page.  

Refer to the related information links provided to find out more about each area described.

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