Optimize IIS Performance (IIS 7)

Applies To: Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista

IISĀ 7 provides a powerful, unified facility for output caching by integrating the dynamic output-caching capabilities of ASP.NET with the static output-caching capabilities that were present in IIS 6.0. IIS also lets you use bandwidth more effectively and efficiently by using common compression mechanisms such as Gzip and Deflate. Performance includes the following features:

  • Compression

  • Output Caching


HTTP compression lets you make more efficient use of bandwidth and enhances the performance of sites and applications. You can configure HTTP compression for both static and dynamic sites.

For more information about how to configure compression, see Configuring HTTP Compression in IIS 7.

Output Caching

Output caching allows you to manage output caching rules and to control the caching of served content. In IIS Manager, you can create caching rules, edit existing caching rules, and configure output cache settings.

For more information about configuring output caching, see Configuring Output Caching in IIS 7.