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Sharepoint 2010 IIS Website IP

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Windows Server 2008Microsoft SharePointMicrosoft IIS Web Server
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Does anyone know if its kosher not to use the default website for a SharePoint install? I created a separate website that I intend to use instead of the default. I've bound the IP to it and the server NIC.   I didn't include a host header.  I'm wondering if there any reasons why I shouldn't do things this way?     I just thought I'd rather do it this way than create an alias for the machine name later on.  I do see that Central Admin will still be using the machine name.  It looks like the "SharePoint Web Services" site doesn't care. (I think).  But I also see that "wss" and subfolders do get created under the default web site.   Am I asking for trouble by doing things this way?  Will it result in any limitations?  Will load balancing user web applications still run OK when I add another SharePoint web server?

This is a 2008 R2 install using SharePoint Foundation.
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