For a WCF service to available for the client to consume, we need to host the WCF service.
Reference books, you may like:Programming WCF Services: Design and Build Maintainable Service-Oriented Systems
WCF Multi-Layer Services Development with Entity Framework, 4th Edition
Learning WCF: A Hands-on Guide
There are multiple ways to host the service.
- WCF service can be self hosted using console application
- Windows Service
- Internet Information Service(IIS)
- Hosting within IIS supports HTTP binding
- Windows Activation Service(WAS)
- Hosting WCF service with WAS supports all type of bindings
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