By Kirk Evans
This post intends to tell you everything you need to know about host named
site collections so that you can decide if they are appropriate for your
environment. This post is NOT telling you to run out and
create everything as host named site collections in SharePoint, instead it is
meant to help educate you about a feature that exists as part of the product.
Simply put, I heard from some of my customers that there was some misinformation
in the community saying to never use host named site collections. This is plain
wrong, just as saying to always use them is also wrong. This post explains what
host named site collections are, how to use them, and some limitations to
consider if you intend to use them.