The topics in the section describe service hosting. A service can be hosted by Internet Information Services (IIS), Windows Process Activation Service (WAS), Windows Server AppFabric, a Windows service, or by a managed application—this option is often referred to as self hosting.
It is important to note that running a service or any extension from an untrusted host compromises security.
In This Section
Hosting in Internet Information Services
Describes how a Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) service is hosted in Internet Information Services or Windows Server AppFabric.
Hosting in Windows Process Activation Service
Describes how a WCF service is hosted by Windows Process Activation Service.
Hosting in a Windows Service Application
Describes how a WCF service is hosted by a Windows service.
Hosting in a Managed Application
Describes how a WCF service is hosted in a managed application.
Configuration-Based Activation in IIS and WAS
Describes how a WCF service is hosted under IIS or WAS without using a .svc file.
Supporting Multiple IIS Site Bindings
Describes how to specify multiple base addresses for a service using the same URI scheme on a single Web site.