IIS Hosted Web Core
Applies To: Windows Server 2008 R2
The Internet Information Services (IIS) Hosted Web Core (HWC) is a low-level component that is used to run Web applications without the Windows Process Activation Service (WAS) or the built-in IIS configuration store (ApplicationHost.config).
The following is a list of all aspects that are part of this managed entity:
Because the Hosted Web Core (HWC) operates independently of the main IIS configuration store, developers must create their own configuration file that follows the design of ApplicationHost.config. HWC configuration requires that there be only one application pool and at least one Web site.