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SharePoint® 2010 Administration: Instant Reference by Milan Gross, Randy Williams

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Understand Web Applications

Creating a SharePoint web application requires many configuration settings, and some are difficult to change once the application has been created. Thus, it’s important to highlight some of the key architectural components that make up a SharePoint web application prior to creation. Understanding these components will ensure you have the knowledge to effectively create and manage your SharePoint web applications. This section covers the major components found within a SharePoint web application and briefly discusses how they work within IIS.

Working with SharePoint Web Application Components

Logically, a SharePoint web application holds multiple site collections. In fact, that’s the purpose of a SharePoint web application: ...

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