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Differences between web application and site collection

  Asked By: Mercedes    Date: Jul 04    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 4955

1.the differences between web application and site collections
2.if i have 2 or more of site how many Central administration ??
3.i need vedios or presentation for sharepoint
Please help on above questions.



3 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Yahaira Shannon     Answered On: Jul 04

Welcome to the confusing world of SharePoint terms. I don't think it will ever
be 100% clear. That said, you need a web  application at the top and site
collections and sites fall under the Web App. Each web app takes up so much
memory so give them out sparingly. You may want to use (1) web app for your
mySites and another for your main intranet. They'll want their own application
pool too.

Here in the college world we use a separate web application  so each college can
have their own unique url. Inside that we let the colleges control how many
sites they create etc.

Answer #2    Answered By: Doris Leach     Answered On: Jul 04

One quick clarification. Each web  App is not required to have its own
Application Pool. You can put more than one Web App in an Application pool.
Since the overhead for the App Pool is what eats up the majority of the memory
putting multiple Web Apps in one app pool is often a good idea. You should put
them in seperate App Pools when you want to guarantee that problems in one web
app won't bring down the other. That's why putting My Sites, Central Admin, and
your SSP in different app pools is a good idea.

Answer #3    Answered By: Sumitra 2004     Answered On: Jul 04

Sorry for any confusion I created. Just
trying to stretch a little bit... helps me to learn.

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