software, windows

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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windows

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. http://www.yoursite.com/login.aspx redirect automatically…

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