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BEWARE THE DENY
Keep in mind that if you deny the Create Alert permission, nothing at the user level indicates that
they have been denied until creating an alert just doesn’t work. Whenever you explicitly deny any
permissions, you may want to log into a site collection in the affected web application with a
standard user account and see what it breaks before committing to the change.
Once you’ve started building multiple web applications on your server, you’ll quickly realize
that having the same URL, but different port numbers for all those web applications can be
confusing. You also might be thinking about how great it would be if you could host websites with
completely different URLs, especially if you want your server to be referred to by something
other than its internal network server name. Host headers, an IIS feature that SharePoint is more
than happy to take advantage of, can help organize the confusion.
Host headers allow you to map a web application to a custom URL. For example, rather than
creating a web application with the URL http://spf2:27445/, you could set it to the URL
http://tech/ or the live, external DNS name http://tech.dem0tek.com/. The really nice
thing is that both of these URLs can run on port 80 rather than a custom port, which simplifies
browser use. Because 80 is the default port for HTTP, the user won’t need to specify a port in
their browser’s address bar, just the URL.