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ASP.NET 2.0/3.5 Shared Hosting Configuration

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Walter Oliver

IIS offers enhancements for dynamic content, especially ASP.NET. In IIS 7 and above, the ASP.NET runtime extensibility model is integrated into the core server. This allows developers to fully exte...

IIS 7 Components for Shared Hosting

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Walter Oliver

IIS 7 and above makes it easier for system administrators to help secure and manage shared hosting environments. To deploy a Web server and host thousands of Web sites on it, server administrators...

Installing the Web Server Role

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Walter Oliver

To install the Web Server role on a machine that already is running Windows Server ® 2008 R2 (as is the case when building a reference machine for deployment in a data center), follow these steps:...

SMB Commands Registry Keys

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Walter Oliver

On Windows servers, each connection employs the identity of a unique user to connect to another server by using an SMB (Server Message Block) connection. A connection is used when you browse to a W...

Create a Backup with appcmd

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Walter Oliver

After you install IIS 7.0, you can backup your configuration by using the built-in command-line tool, AppCmd.exe. You can run AppCmd.exe to create a backup of your Web server before you have change...

FastCGI with PHP

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Ruslan Yakushev

Overview The FastCGI support in IIS enables popular application frameworks that support FastCGI protocol to be hosted on the IIS web server in a high-performance and reliable way. FastCGI provides...

ASP

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Walter Oliver

Classic ASP is included in IIS 7.0 and above, and can be used in Shared Hosting scenarios. However, hosters planning to do so should consider the following recommendations: Turn off the ASP Templat...

Configuring IIS for Silverlight Applications

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Walter Oliver

Introduction Microsoft® Silverlight TM is a cross-browser, cross-platform plug-in for delivering the next generation of .NET-based media experiences and rich interactive applications for the Web. S...

URL Rewrite for Hosting Providers

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Walter Oliver

The purpose of this article is to provide a guiding map to the various resources available for hosters who are learning about and deploying the IIS URL Rewrite module. This module is an important c...

Database Manager for Hosters

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Walter Oliver

Database Manager is a new IIS module specifically designed for the management of databases located in hosting environments. That is, it is designed for environments such as the one provided by Web...

Administration Pack

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Walter Oliver

The Administration Pack provides hosters and their customers with a set of IIS Manager modules that will help them to do the following: Edit server configuration settings (administrators only). Man...

32-bit Mode Worker Processes

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Walter Oliver

One of the performance benefits of the x64 platform is that it increases virtual address space, making more memory available. We recommend that you configure IIS to use a 32-bit worker processes on...

Application Pool Identity as Anonymous User

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Walter Oliver

In prior versions of IIS, the anonymous user allowed classic ASP content to be isolated by using a different anonymous user for each site. Isolation was accomplished by preventing ASP scripts from...

Default Documents

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Walter Oliver

The default document is for client requests to a Web site that do not specify a document name, such as www.microsoft.com. The default document specifies what file to serve. You can configure multip...

HTTP Response Cache

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Walter Oliver

The IIS output cache is a feature that makes it possible to cache entire responses in memory, even from dynamic content. Unlike the caches in IIS 6.0, IIS 7.0 and above have a “smart” cache, which...

dynamicIdleThreshold

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Walter Oliver

When Windows Server ® 2008 R2 starts paging heavily (this could be at 1.5x ram), the response time of HTTP requests goes down. This is particularly common in shared hosting scenarios. A feature in...

Dynamic Compression

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Walter Oliver

Dynamic compression can save a significant amount of bandwidth with a tradeoff in using extra CPU. If bandwidth savings are more important than additional CPU, and the server is not currently bound...

Delegated Administration

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Walter Oliver

The IIS 7 and above administrative user interface, called the IIS Manager, offers a more efficient tool for managing the Web server. It provides support for IIS and ASP.NET configuration settings....

Delegating errorMode in httpErrors

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Walter Oliver

Warning : This functionality is not currently working as expected in IIS 7.0. It is being addressed for the next release. In IIS 7.0 you can lock and unlock HTTP errors for particular sites or for...