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Web Connection v4 and v7 on same site?
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  Gary Steger
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  Feb 9, 2019 @ 12:36pm

Is it possible to have both v4.68 and v7.02 of Web Connection running on the same web site?

I have a web site that works well with v4.68. What I want to do is add API functionality to the site but that wasn't added to Web Connection until later versions.

Here is the structure of the web site:

Ideally, there would be another virtual directory called "api" within the default web site.

I downloaded WC v7.02 and installed it. There didn't seem to be any trouble with the installation but when I tested the old site, it was broken. It seems that the application pools and other things get overwritten. I wasn't able to fix this. Fortunately, I'm testing this in a virtual machine and restoring it was easy.

So, before I spend a lot of time trying to make this work, I would like to know if there's even a chance that it will work.

If I can't do what I want, what are my options? I have no problem registering another domain and setting up a new site specifically for the API if necessary.

I suppose that I could switch the old site to v7.02 but my concern would be that something might break and I would be spending time fixing something that wasn't broken.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Web Connection v4 and v7 on same site?
  Rick Strahl
  Gary Steger
  Feb 9, 2019 @ 08:24pm

On the same site - yes. In the same IIS Application/Virtual - no.

IOW, you can certainly run multiple virtual directories, or multiple Web sites each with their own version of Web Connection on a single server. But each site/virtual application can only use one version of WWWC.

You have to be a little careful with a Root Site and Child Virtual Application because the web.config configuration settings from the root are inherited down into the children, but it's usually not a problem. If it becomes a problem you just have to make sure to unset or override the same settings in the child virtual.

Definitely possible.

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