Managing IIS applications and application pools

In the earliest versions of IIS, all of the web pages and sites on a given system ran in a single Windows process. This meant that one application, if not written well, could cause issues with other applications. An application with a memory or handle leak would eventually require a restart of the single process (or even a reboot of the server).

In later versions of IIS, Microsoft added the concept of web applications and application pools to IIS. With IIS, a web application is a set of one or more URLs (web pages). For example, the pages for the WWW2.Reskit.Org example that you created in the Configuring IIS bindings recipe are stored in C:\inetpub\www2 on SRV1. You can configure IIS to run different ...

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