Last post Jun 28, 2005 11:17 AM by KristoferG
Jun 28, 2005 06:48 AM|kprasadbabu|LINK
Jun 28, 2005 11:17 AM|KristoferG|LINK
1. A recommendation seems to use no more than approx. 2000 TCP/IP addresses per system (this does NOT equal the number of websites, but since you mentioned dedicated IP, i wanted to make you aware of this). Using host headers however, you can host tens
of thousands websites (most likely, you will hit a hardware limit before IIS becomes a limitation). I am quite sure that you will be able to do your hosting with host headers, since static websites usually does not indicate a high-paying customer with special
demands, which is usually the case when a dedicated IP is involved.
Since you will be limited by the hardware, i cannot give any hardware specifications that will support maximum number of websites IIS can host (the hardware does not exists, and you will be limited by Windows anyway).
2. You cannot have a website beneath a virtual directory (at least not in IIS terminology). As far as i know, there is no hard limit in the number of virtual directories you can create on IIS 6.0.
 Web and Application Server Infrastructure - Performance and Scalability