AAM tells SharePoint how to map web requests to the correct web application and site so that SharePoint can serve the correct content back to you.

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Whats the difference between host headers and alternate access mappings?

Whats the difference between host headers and alternate access mappings? This is a similar question - What are the differences between extending a web app and adding a host header then adding ...
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Zones, AAM, Host Headers,

I am getting really confused as when to use AAM and when to use header. I wish there was table to list scenarios and based on that you would pick AAM or host headers. Same thing I am trying to ...
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When moving SiteURLs is it better to recreate the Web Application or use AAM to redirect?

We've had an existing site that has been built and deployed to for awhile now, mostly an internal beta site at http://beta.site.com which has been built up with an extended site on ...
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Using SPContext.Current to get public URL of the current zone

I have a single content Web application in the Default zone of my MOSS 2007 farm, which I then extended to the Extranet zone. The default zone web application uses Windows authentication and standard ...
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Vanity URLs or masking mysiteName/sitepages/ to just the URL

All my pages are having the urls www.domain.com/mysiteName/sitepages/Home.aspx www.domain.com/mysiteName/sitepages/1.aspx www.domain.com/mysiteName/sitepages/2.aspx ...