MANAGE WEB SERVER PERFORMANCE AND BANDWIDTH
If your organization's Web site doesn't receive a huge amount of traffic,
managing bandwidth and server performance might not be a big issue
for you. As traffic grows, however, efficiently managing your servers
and available bandwidth can be vital to ensuring server availability
and client access.
Internet Information Services (IIS) offers several settings for a
Web site that you can take advantage of to control bandwidth usage
and server performance. To access these properties, open the IIS console,
right-click the site in question, and select Properties. On the Web
Site tab, use the options in the Connections group to potentially
limit the number of concurrent connections and decrease the Client
On the Performance tab, use the Performance Tuning section to tweak
the server's performance according to the expected number of hits
per day for the server. We suggest setting the slider to just higher
than the expected number of hits.
If you run a site that consumes a considerable amount of bandwidth,
select the Enable Bandwidth Throttling option, and designate the maximum
KB per second the site can use. This helps improve overall server
performance, and it makes additional bandwidth available for other
sites hosted by the server (or other servers).
To reduce memory usage by a Web site, select the Enable Process Throttling
option, and select the Enforce Limits check box. If you don't enable
the Enforce Limits options, the system writes an event to the event
logs, but it doesn't enforce the memory limit.