I've upgraded to SharePoint Foundation 2013 from a SharePoint 2007 (via SharePoint 2010).

Now I've three web application started on my server and I would like to stop previous SharePoint web application to save resources and because they are not used anymore.

This is my scenario: The first one on the list is the SP 2013.

Is possible to stop the old web applications? Is it useful to save resources?


Yes it will save the resource , To stop web application.

  • Open IIS > Application pool > Application Pool > Stop Application pool of your web application.

If you don't use the web application anymore , try to delete it (IIS /Content Database) from

  • Central administration > Application Management > Manage Web APllication Select your web application > From the above ribbon delete.

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