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Max concurrent connections on IIS7 for busy site

fajizzle asked

I am taking on a high traffic news site which attracts 30,000 unique visitors per day on average. When a new story is posted the site can crash under it's current hosting as the max concurrent connections is approx 200.

I am moving the site to my virtual dedicated server running IIS7 on windows server 8 R2. What is the max concurrent visitors I will be able to handle running the site on a standard plesk single IP set-up?

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Senior Software Developer
Top Expert 2009
It all depends on your code.  If you keep each page request as light as possible then the maximum number of connections increases.  IIS isn't the limiting factor.  I've seen a single server years ago running IIS 6 handle thousands of concurrent connections with simple web pages.


Ah I see, I assumed that because there was a setting for max concurrent connections that there was a limit. Thanks for your help on this