Archives / 2012 / September
  • DNS 101

    The Internet is still a mystery to many people.  The goal of this post is to explain the Domain Name System (DNS) in simple terms to help more people gain an understanding.  The Internet is a worldwide network of computers and devices that share information.  In this network all devices and resources are accessed by IP addresses.  The simplicity of this network isn’t very user friendly, though, because in order to access your favorite web site you would have to remember its IP address.

  • IIS8 Memory Improvements

    There is a lot of buzz in the Internet Information Services (IIS) community about IIS 8, the version of IIS that is included with Windows Server 2012.  While there are plenty of new features in IIS 8, for this writing I am going to focus on the memory improvements that you will see for the application pools.  Memory is a key resource on an IIS server as it is often the first limiting factor if you planned your CPU and disk requirements appropriately.