So, I am building a Intranet portal. I got my Physical architecture build thanks to tips from stackexchange users.

Now i got som other thoughts. What is a preferred logical architecture for a Intranet that is used for communicaation in the business, show the organization, and have a reporting system consisting of some .net applications.

My idea was to use three WebApplications

  1. Intranet
  2. MySites
  3. Reporting (.net applications)

But now I am a bit confused, would it be better to have the Intranet and the reporting system on a single WebApp and use Host-Named-Sites or should i go with my first idea and use path-based sites and seperate WebApplications.

Host-Named-Sites Path-Based-Sites

Thanks :)


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I remember there was a debate I was reading on somewhere on whether to create Host Named sites within a single web application and use the same site for My Sites.

Microsoft recommends using a single web application and then use host named site collections. I believe you can create setup My sites and reporting services within same web application as well.

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  • Again, thanks Muhammad :). I will take a deeper look into the host-named-sites, I have never worked with them before, and at the moment I am more confident in the logic of path-based, but maybe the host-named is the way.
    – emo
    Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 11:52
  • Yes, that's because, path-based are easier to implement and involve less steps to configure ;) Commented Apr 10, 2014 at 12:09

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