Does the size of the "Application folder"  in IIS has any impact on performance ?

Posted on 2011-10-09
Last Modified: 2012-05-12

- We have windows based server
- IIS 7.0
- ASP.NET application

Created an Application on IIS and pointed to the physical directory location.

 Now let's say to start off our physical folder is around 500MB of size. Later we created some more folders and added more files to it. Now the total size is around 2GB.

 Now out of the 2GB of files, there might be some 500MB+ of files in the folder which are not related to our application, but we just created some backup files and folders.

 1) Does these extra 500MB size files have any impact on our application performance on IIS ?

2) We have the following file types in the application folder .



Question by:OCUBE
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    Only files relating to the website are going to affect the website performance. And even that depends on how the website is configured.

    DLL's get loaded at some point, and ASPC files get compiled at some point all of which takes processor time. Files that are available for download may take bandwidth.

    I would say though that putting other files in amoungst your website files probably isn't a good practise, as the permissions will be at the level of the website and therefore maybe a security hole. And its potentially confusing.

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