Understanding SharePoint Managed Paths
Written By: Additional Articles -- 12/15/2010 --
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Categories: Configurations, Infrastructure, MOSS 2007, SharePoint 2010, SharePoint Foundation 2010, System Administration, WSS3
When starting to work with SharePoint it can be difficult to understand how
to setup "Managed Paths", for multiple Site Collections.
Zach Rosenfield shares a
blog on this topic that is very insightful topic. It talks about the differences
between "Sites" and "Site Collections" and how URL paths for these fit into the
Basically, a managed path is created to provide a namespace for additional
(one or more) Site Collections that can reside underneath it.
For instance, on a single SharePoint server, if you want
multiple site collections you would create a namespace for a group of them
Zach points out that there is a practical limit to 20 such namespaces. Read
the entire article here: