Hosting in WCF – Part 1

Hosting is the key ingredient to give life to your service. Without a host, service holds no meaning. Host is the application, which is responsible for listening the calls and then instantiating the service. WCF offers two types of hosting; one is called Web-Hosting which is there since web service days. Few artifacts about this is easy to setup, dependency on IIS and only supported protocol is HTTP. There is a catch involved in this. We will cover the same in coming section. Now, another hosting scenario is Self-Hosting. Self-Hosting covers any application. Any application can be host. It requires little bit of coding but gives very deeper control over your hosting. With this, you can setup custom hosting, which will feature rich. So, without wasting time let us get started.

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