I have 2 different site collections hosted on a SharePoint 2010 farm. I have created two different domain names in the DNS pointing to the SharePoint web server.

My question is despite reading numerous articles on msdn blogs or technet , there are virtually no references of modifying an existing site collection to become a host named site collection.

Is it even possible to change an existing path based site collection to a host-named site collection ?

The current path based site urls looks like this :-


The hostnamed site collection url needs to be


1 Answer 1


According to this planning guide, the only way to do it is to do a backup and restore. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc424952.aspx. (Nearly at the bottom of the page)

  • Convert standard site collections to host-named site collections - thats the exact thing I missed in the article before. Thanks CMN !
    – ArkoD
    Commented Oct 5, 2012 at 11:28

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.