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?