Folders, Virtual Directories & Applications In IIS

  • Folder: a space used to store files, other folders, and shortcuts on a computer. The root folder for the IIS default website is located at: “C:\inetpub\wwwroot”.
  • Virtual Directory: directory that maps a logical directory to the physical location of the files on the local or remote server. It enables you to include content that is not physically stored under the website’s root folder.
  • Application: is a folder or a virtual directory that can be assigned to a different Application Pool. An application Pools represents a dedicated process space with one or more threads for handling incoming client requests. Use this when you want a new application root, appdomain isolation or want a subfolder to be in a new application pool.

Recap

  • A Virtual Directory is a directory that maps a logical directory to the physical location of the files on the local or remote server.
  • An Application is a folder or a virtual directory that can be assigned to a different Application Pool.
  • The key difference of an Application is that it can be assigned to a different Application Pool.

--

--

--

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

Creating Infinite Lists in Python

Tips and Tricks to enhance your Replit.com Nix based projects

SuperAnnotate Desktop: A better alternative to free annotation tools

Building Serverless API’s with TypeScript and Azure Function Proxies

AWS — Network Load Balancer (NLB) Overview

GB’s Magical Guide to Being Awesome at Being a BP! — Part 1

End of Adobe Flash Player

6 Best + Free Eclipse IDE Training Courses for Java Programmers to Learn in 2022

6 Best + Free Eclipse IDE Courses for Java Programmers

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Adrian Jenkins

Adrian Jenkins

More from Medium

HackTheBox: Return Walkthrough

Using Modern Authentication on Office 2013 Apps

Modern Authentication

Deploying Web App on Azure Web App Service Using Visual Studio Code

How to Assign Static IP Address in Raspberry PI