Additional Functions and Services
Sitefinity Services & Sitemap Generator
The Sitefinity CMS offers three in-built services: Lucene, Elastic Search Service, and Azure Search Service. Azure and Elastic separate the machine storage from the search index and give the users access to full search skills. These include updates, reindexes, etc. However, Lucene is the default Sitefinity CMS. It is perhaps more easy-to-use than the other options. When using it, the website database will store the search index specifications. And the actual index files are on the file system. If you are using the default settings, you can find the files in the ~/App_Data/Sitefinity/Search/ folder.
You can use the Sitefinity sitemap generator to make an XML sitemap. This map tells users about your site, the different pages, and the content available in them. The sitemap generated is an XML file that will list out the URLs for your site. Additionally, it provides metadata for each URL. If you are using different sitemaps, it also creates a Sitefinity sitemap index. You use this index to navigate between them. Since the maps list various files, search engines can look for them and quickly process them. After creating the map, the Sitefinity content management system pings search engines like Bing and Google.