I need to host two different asp.net web applications on a new web server. Previously, they were hosted on IIS 6 and were added as a virtual directory each under the Default Website.
Now I am in IIS 7 and need to host those two web applications. If I right-click Default Website and add the two web applications as new Virtual directory or new Application, I can access them as
Which is OK and easy.
But if I right click on "Sites" -> Add Website to add the two applications as Websites, do I have to give them two different hostnames to distinguish? I would like to access the two applications like above mentioned links so the end-users are not confused. I am not sure how their URL's will be if I add them as WebSites.
Can you please give me the advantages of adding as WebSites over Virtual Directory or Application?
If it does not effect performance or speed, I would like to add the web applications as Virtual Directory or Applications. Please advise.