45 minutes from getting site login information from my buddy Joe, to loading the home page. That included logging in to the control panel, configuring the database and DB user, uploading all the web files, loading the installer, modifying web.config, deleting installer, and finally loading the homepage. The upload consumed about 20 min of the entire process. Next up: configuring the forums and working on the skin.
The entire process couldn’t be easier. The directions are short, and that’s because you don’t have to do too much at all.