Sharepoint Foundation 2013 / SQL 2014

I need to set up a relatively small intranet portal for about 250 users using SharePoint Foundation 2013 with SQL 2014. After some reading I realized that since I have 7 distinctly different departments they will each need a separate site, or at least be separate from each other. I plan on one server for SQL and one for SP, so should I create a separate web application on a different port for each or just make them part a different site under the main home page? (Hope I am asking that in a way that makes sense).
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Rainer JeschorCommented:
you have here different options. I would not go with 7 different web applications as you can only have 20 SharePoint web applications on the same farm.
It depends if you really want to separate them - then you should use Host Name site collections:
The setup is a little bit more trickier, but at the end, each department has there own site with a wonderful URL :-)

martushaProduct managerCommented:
If you need to separate addresses you could use different site collections with host names.
If it doesn't matter, you can create one site for all departments. Home page would be general. And subsites created for separate departments. In this case you need to plan user permissions for every subsite.

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LarryDAHAuthor Commented:
I don't think I need separate web apps for what we are doing. All the agencies are part of the same department. They do have different duties and scopes but different site collections should suffice for what I want to do. Thanks for the input.
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