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Microsoft® SharePoint® Designer 2010 Unleashed by Kathy Hughes

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Web Applications

A SharePoint Web application is an Internet Information Server (IIS) website used for hosting one or more SharePoint site collections. Web applications define the URL namespace for a SharePoint site, such as http://sharepointrus. When a SharePoint Web application is created, an IIS virtual server is created on the Web front-end server along with a new physical web folder, located by default under the %SystemDrive%\inetpub\wwwroot\wss\VirtualDirectories\[portnumber].

During initial installation of SharePoint 2010, a Central Administration Web application is created for managing the initial SharePoint farm and subsequent creation and management of new Web applications. A Portal Web application, which hosts one or more SharePoint ...

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