W2K3 - Web server is slow!!
Posted on 2004-09-21
We are serving a couple of pages from our W2K3 server (standard edition) using IIS 6. We have a T-1 from Sprint for our internet connection. A test page that I have running is just over 1k in size, and yet very often the page takes over 5 second to load! This seems way too slow, especially for such a tiny page.
I want to be able to track the problem down (if there even is one), but I don't know where to start or what tools to use. Here is how our connection is set up:
Internet >> frame relay T-1 >> Cisco 1700 >> WatchGuard FireBox 700 (doing NAT & port forwarding) >> LAN
The web server also runs Exchange 2003 Standard as well being the PDC. This machine has dual Xeon 2.8GHz, 2GB RAM, 275 GB SCSI RAID 5. The processor usage never jumps above 5-6%, and the RAM usage sits at 1.5GB most of the time. Shouldn't this machine be able to handle being the PDC, mail server, and Web server all at once?
Where and how should I start to check out the cause of the slow page loading?