SharePoint 2010 – Hosting a Tenant in a Web App vs Site Collection


if every tenant is hosted in its own web application :


pros :


1- separate web.config


2- separate SLA (like access channels, zones, etc...)


3- separate management for IIS (since IIS can see the wep application level)


cons :


1- different socket (IP:Port) even if we have to use host headers. it is a separate socket


2- aloooooot of overhead for managing diff web apps


3- not scalable (when we reach a large number of tenants we cannot provision each one as a web app) as compared to site collections


4- share same web.config


5- some IIS features (example bit rate throttling) will only be configured per web app


 

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