Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS) – Collecting dumps of the worker process (w3wp.exe) automatically whenever a request takes a long time

Websites being slow is perhaps the most common problem every website administrator, and developers run into. If they are extremely unlucky, then see this problem only in their production environment. Many troubleshooting techniques, best practices are available for this scenario. I will try to cover them in a different post as a part of my…

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Removing the X-Powered-By response header from Windows Azure Web Sites

People do want to remove this header as a part of some of their security audit that claims to know the server software running their site, and that knowledge will make an attacker craft malicious attacks known for that server version. If you are on latest versions of any server side framework, you should be…

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Tweaking the queueLength for PHP handler – Windows Azure Web Sites

Users moving to Windows Azure Web Sites (WAWS) is increasing day by day. Happy to see many of the PHP websites being hosted with WAWS. If you are hosting your high traffic website with WAWS, I would like you to consider increasing the queueLength property of FastCGI handler for PHP that handles your request. By…

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