Troubleshooting High CPU performance issues – Part 1

One of the types of performance problems that can occur with IIS web applications is when the process hosting the web application (in IIS6 in Worker Process Isolation Mode it is w3wp.exe) spins up the CPU utilization of the server.  Usually this is associated with end users experiencing a long period of waiting for the…

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Troubleshooting HTTP Compression in IIS6

Enabling HTTP Compression for your IIS6 web applications is one way of increasing site performance.  One of the more common problems I see when helping customers with compression is that their IIS servers are not set up for compression correctly.  Unfortunately the IIS6 admin GUI doesn’t expose many of the compression properties needed to fully…

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