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About Port80 Software, Inc.

Port80 Software, Inc. is an innovative developer of software products for Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) focused Web site administrators, developers and owners. Port80 products enhance IIS functionality, security, performance, and user experience, augmenting IIS with on-par or better features than those provided by the Apache server. Port80 also develops the w3compiler desktop tool for next generation markup and code optimization. Port80 Software is a Microsoft Certified Partner located in San Diego, CA. Additional information about the company is available on the Internet at http://www.port80software.com.
Fundamentals of Web Site Acceleration

This paper outlines a common sense, cost-effective approach to lowering total cost of ownership and improving Web site and Web application performance according to two simple principles:

ASP.NET and IIS Serve More Fortune 1000 Sites Than any Other Web Server Technologies

A new survey of the 2005 Fortune 1000 Web sites reports that Microsoft’s ASP.NET, ASP, and Internet Information Services (IIS) serve the majority of leading U.S. corporate sites.

Fundamentals of Web Site Acceleration Part 2
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Cache Control

What Is Caching? How Does It Apply to the Web?

Caching is a well-known concept in computer science: when programs continually access the same set of instructions, a massive performance benefit can be realized by storing those instructions in RAM. This prevents the program from having to access the disk thousands or even millions of times during execution by quickly retrieving them from RAM. Caching on the Web is similar in that it avoids a roundtrip to the origin Web server each time a resource is requested and instead retrieves the file from a local computer’s browser cache or a proxy cache closer to the user.

Fundamentals of Web Site Acceleration Part 1

This paper outlines a common sense, cost-effective approach to lowering total cost of ownership and improving Web site and Web application performance according to two simple principles: