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When doing development on a SharePoint development server, there may be the need to create multiple web applications. To prevent conflicts there are two possibilities: either use host headers or use a different port. To support host headers we can either add additional DNS entries or use the HOSTS file (C:Windows\System32\drivers\etc). Read more

Maximum Degree of Parallelism (MAXDOP) is a SQL server instance level setting that defines the number of processors used for the execution of a query in a parallel plan. It defines the computing and thread resources used for query plan operators that perform the work in parallel. Although many of the solutions using SQL server as a database back-end may profit from the parallelism, SharePoint is one of the solutions that works best when the parallel execution is turned off (MAXDOP=1). For SharePoint 2007 and 2010, it is the recommended setting; however, for SharePoint 2013, it is a hard requirement Read more