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How to identify which websites are using up the CPU

posted on 9 June 2008 in IIS

One of the biggest headaches with IIS is trying to identify which websites are the most expensive CPU-usage wise. You can do performance monitoring but all you get is each worker process (for each ap...more info >>>

4 problems with large-scale shared hosting

posted on 1 February 2008 in Hosting General

1. Unreliable serviceWhen sharing a server with 500+ other websites (typical for large-scale shared hosting), you are at the mercy of all those other websites. Dodgy coding on just one of those sites...more info >>>

Simple example of how to cache data

posted on 11 January 2008 in Coding

You will want to cache parts of your website that are costly to CPU usage. For example, you might have an e-commerce website that lists its product categories down the left-hand side of every page. ...more info >>>

11 tips on reducing CPU usage on your Windows server

posted on 8 January 2008 in Hosting General

This is far from an exhaustive list, but it should act as a good "to do" list when checking over your websites / server. Websites1. Cache everything that can be cached. This was disc...more info >>>

Server Side Image Manipulation with Graphics Mill

posted on 3 January 2008 in Hosting General

This will sound like a sponsor article, but it's really just a straight-up recommendation. For anything to do with image manipulation, if you're programming in ASP or ASP.NET, Graphics Mill is t...more info >>>

Upload / download limits and the IIS Metabase File

posted on 30 December 2007 in IIS

Setting upload limitIf you are hosting on a Windows platform, you can alter the size limit for uploaded files via the metabase file. This is particularly useful when setting up a new server, since th...more info >>>

IIS - Every website needs its own application pool

posted on 24 December 2007 in IIS

When adding websites to your server, make sure to give each one its own application pool. This effectively isolates each website from an application crash. This is good for two reasons:- ...more info >>>

Hosted Anti-Spam Email Filters

posted on 18 December 2007 in Hosting General Hosted Anti-Spam Email Filters

Spam isn't worth wasting your time on. We wasted our time trying out various anti-spam software packages for our own servers - all promising to be quick and easy to set-up. Oh yeah, apart from the 20...more info >>>

Bandwidth Monitoring and IIS

posted on 16 December 2007 in Performance Bandwidth Monitoring and IIS

Any web server should be configured to cope with large scale traffic. The amount of traffic your server receives depends on the popularity of the websites being hosted, the content they show, and how...more info >>>

URL Rewrites and IIS / ASP

posted on 15 December 2007 in Coding

It's important to use search engine friendly URLs for your website. This aids search engines in understanding the content of your web pages. Friendly URLs and Unfriendly URLsAn unfriendly ...more info >>>

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