"BillG" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Is there any definitive reason in either direction for which I want to use
> to host my WCF services. I am thinking that it is probably easier to set
> up Web Services and use IIS. Is there any compelling reason why I might
> want to use an app to host the services instead of IIS?
I presume you mean IIS 6, since IIS 7 implements WAS (Windows Process
Activation Services), which is a very compelling reason to use IIS.
Some of the reasons to use an application involve the nature of the
application. A Windows Service is always available, for instance. A console
application is simple to start from a script or .cmd file, etc.
More importantly, IIS 6 can only host http web services. You can host any
kind of service in your own application.
John Saunders [MVP]