Provide ability to create HNSC via Central Admin
Please add the ability to create Host Named Site Collections (with full Content Database selection support) via Central Administration.
Without this ability the adoption of a single web app and HNSC will remain almost non existent within enterprise customers. The only way to do this in a manageable fashion is via the deployment of a custom site provisioning provider - which is a FTS!
Gunnar LIed commented
Also, it is not very logical that managed paths used in conjunction with HNSC don't show up at all in GUI, you're left with an inconsistent experience.
Gurdip Sira commented
I'd love to see this, just a suggestion - we use HNSC SCs everywhere on our 2013 farm and I built a site provisioning system, which is a Powershell script that looks for approved requests on a site provisioning form. The powershell script is a scheduled task running on one of the SharePoint servers.
Alex Bacchin commented
Please also make SPSite.SelfServiceCreateSite method to support HNSC for non multi tenant deployments.