The latest on the FastCGI project and PHP support on IIS

Ever since the original release of FastCGI Tech Preview 1, and the Microsoft/Zend collaboration announcement to bring production-quality PHP to IIS, the FastCGI project has been steadily gaining momentum in the community.   With the release of Longhorn Server Beta 3, a number of hosters are beginning to offer FastCGI-powered PHP support on top of their … [Read more…]

Redirect requests to your application with the HttpRedirection module

Download: The HttpRedirection module allows you to configure regular expression-based rules that redirect clients from url A to url B using http redirection. When clients make a request to your server, and the url matches one of the redirection rules you have configured, the server will respond with a redirection response, telling the client to … [Read more…]

Redirect clients in your application with HttpRedirection module

Download: In a web application, it’s often necessary to redirect clients requesting one url to another url.  Here are some reasons why your application may need to do it: ·         A part of your site should only be accessed over HTTPS to protect private data, so you want to redirect requests made over HTTP to … [Read more…]

Troubleshooting IIS7 503 "Service unavailable" errors with startup debugging

In a previous post titled Where did my IIS7 server go? Troubleshooting "service unavailable" errors, I covered the basic steps for dealing with cases where the IIS7 web server fails to process the request.  This error mostly occurs whenever HTTP.SYS, the kernel HTTP driver that manages http connections for IIS, fails to create an IIS worker … [Read more…]

WCAT 6.3 web performance and scalability test tool released

Download: wcat.doc The NT Performance team just publically released the latest version of WCAT (Web Capacity Analysis Tool), the web performance test tool that the IIS team and NT Performance team use to conduct internal performance and scalability testing of IIS and ASP.NET. ****************************** UPDATE 1/24/2008: Updated WCAT 6.3 build is available that fixes the “NULL … [Read more…]