My posts tagged with "IIS"

Jul 27, 2014

The other day I was troubleshooting 100% CPU utilization on a SQL Server 2008 database server. The server had 100 or so databases of varying sizes however none were larger than a few hundred MB and each database had a corresponding...

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Jun 30, 2014

One of the many great new features with IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 is Server Name Indication (SNI). SNI is a TLS extension that includes the hostname or virtual domain name during SSL negotiation. The reasoning behind this was...

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Apr 02, 2014

Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer (Web PI) makes installing applications a breeze. In a recent blog post I covered just how easy installing IIS has become using Web PI. In this walkthrough I’m going to cover installing WordPress...

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Dec 27, 2013

Thanks to Microsoft’s Web Platform Installer (Web PI) installing IIS has never been so easy. Before using Web PI to install IIS became available, you had to use the Server Manager to install the Web Server (IIS) role and then...

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Oct 07, 2013

When you need quick analysis of your traffic logs you won’t find an better tool than Microsoft’s free Log Parser . With Log Parser you can read a variety of log files including the Registry and Windows event logs. It’s ease of...

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Jul 22, 2013

Redirecting visitors on your site from one page to another is handled by using either a 301 redirect or a 302 redirect . The numbers 301 and 302 refer to the http status code that is returned by the web server to your browser...

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Jun 30, 2013

Server Core for Windows Server 2012 offers a low-maintenance, limited functionality operating system. The primary benefits of Server Core are Reduced Servicing, Reduced Management, and Reduced attack surface. Management of Server...

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May 04, 2013

FTP User Isolation is a great way to lock down your FTP site and prevent users from accessing resources they are not supposed to. Regardless if your server is providing shared hosting or dedicated hosting, FTP User Isolation can...

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Mar 13, 2013

Remote Management for IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 is a great way to connect to your site and accessing IIS features without logging in to the server. It is straight forward to configure but requires a few steps to get working...

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Feb 08, 2013

In 2011 the FTP protocol had it’s 40 birthday. Despite it’s age it is still a widely used file transfer technology however it wasn’t originally designed for encryption. It has been shown to be vulnerable to brute force attacks...

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Jan 30, 2013

Configuring and using FTP with IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 is very easy and straight forward. If you ever used FTP 7 that was released with Windows 2008 then the GUI will be familiar to you. An FTP virtual directory is quite...

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Dec 13, 2012

Using system.net.mail to send email messages from your web site makes life so easy. In the old days of Classic ASP you often had to rely on 3rd party components such as AspMail from serverobjects.com or AspEmail from persists...

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