IIS Page Load Delay
Posted on 2005-05-06
I have an asp.net website hosted on an win2k3 IIS 6.0 server. The site only gets a few hits per day, but these hits are very important b/c of the products we are selling. The site normally loads extremely fast. But, when the site has not been hit for a while, say 30 minutes, I get a long initial delay of around 10 seconds before the page starts loading. It seems like IIS goes to sleep after a certain period of inactivity, or that something is being re-cached server side after a certain timeout.
I'm wondering if there is some 'keep alive' setting or something of that nature to combat my 'inital hit delay' problem. If I can't solve the problem, my workaround is to create a windows application that's only function is to periodically load my website. Wouldn't that be a hoot!
Also, I'm testing this on a LAN to rule out any internet influence.
Thanks in advance!