Solved

Application Pools for Multiple Websites

Posted on 2009-07-16
2
401 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-14
My server is currently hosting over 200 websites. The websites only get moderate amounts of traffic so performance hasn't been a big issue, but there has been some stability problems at times. Up until recently I have been using only one application pool for all the sites. As the number of sites grew, all the websites would start crashing. That's when I noticed the process for the application pool was getting to be around 500 megs. Once I recycled the pool, the sites were working again. At this point I started going through the code to take care of possible memory leaks, and I split off about 50 of the web sites into another application pool. So far, no problems.

My question is, would I be better off using one application pool for each website?

Here's a little info about the server: Server 2003, IIS 6.0

Thank you!
0
Comment
Question by:luizmotta
2 Comments
 
LVL 15

Accepted Solution

by:
Tray896 earned 125 total points
ID: 24872431
Yes, I would suggest that you use one app pool for each website.  I'm curious how you've been able to run them all in one app pool this long?  You can't run multiple versions of .net within the same worker process, so having such a huge number of apps sharing a pool is bound to cause problems.

I always create a new app pool for each site and this way I can isolate any problems that come up.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:luizmotta
ID: 24872948
Thank you for your feedback. I'd say the web sites I'm hosting have a relatively low about traffic, so that is why only now I've been running into problems. Also, the majority of the sites run off the same code (we offer a few different web templates) and I am in control of the code.

Do you think I should anticipate any issues if I were to create 200+ app pools for these websites?

Thanks!
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem.   Tips on how to secure IoT devices, even the dumbest ones, so they can't be used as part of a DDoS botnet.  Use PRTG Network Monitor as one of the building blocks, to detect unusual…
Preparing an email is something we should all take special care with – especially when the email is for somebody you may not know very well. The pressures of everyday working life stacked with a hectic office environment can make this a real challen…
Internet Business Fax to Email Made Easy - With  eFax Corporate (http://www.enterprise.efax.com), you'll receive a dedicated online fax number, which is used the same way as a typical analog fax number. You'll receive secure faxes in your email, f…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

828 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question