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Enabling and configuring HTTP compression in IIS6

As I mentioned in my last post, I had to figure out various ways to make my latest project’s ASP.NET application run faster.  One of the ways that I was able to get some “free” (i.e. no code changes) performance was to enable HTTP compression on our web server. While not a new concept, for some reason I really hadn’t…

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Ways to optimize your ASP.NET applications

I’ve spent quite a bit of time recently optimizing our ASP.NET application to help improve performance.  After spending time analyzing the code and the database for inefficiencies, it was clear that something needed to be done to minimize the data (reduce the request size) that was being delivered to each user for each page request. After lots of reading and…

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Setting up SSL with IIS for ASP.NET

On my project at work I recently had to deal with securing our IIS 6 website with SSL and forcing that no non-secure requests would be honored. What I quickly found was that IIS didn’t offer a way to automatically redirect any non-secure requests to a secure version of the same page, or some other page (i.e. redirect automatically…

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