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Learn Windows IIS in a Month of Lunches by Jason Helmick

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Chapter 5. Adding more websites to your server

From time to time every IIS admin will need to create additional websites for new applications that the business needs to run, including applications for new product launches and internal help desk ticketing applications. You’ll create and configure websites to support many internal products like Microsoft System Center and SharePoint.

You may be wondering, “Why do I need additional websites? Can’t I create more web applications in the default site? What’s the big deal?” Back in chapter 3 you learned that it’s best to put new applications in their own application pools for isolation purposes: if something bad happens to one application, other applications won’t be affected. You get those new application ...

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