Creating ASP.NET Applications in a Web Farm

The following section of this chapter deals with the issue of creating websites that function in a web farm. A web farm is essentially a cluster of web servers, all running the same web application. That cluster allows increased user volume, load, and capacity on a website by providing additional hardware, memory, and processing power to sustain and scale the website.

In addition to providing increased scalability by allowing your application to support more concurrent users and higher volume, the use of a farm also can provide increased availability. What do you do if your main web server has a hard drive crash? What is your plan for surviving hardware failure, or server crashes due to other software ...

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