Use this tab to set properties that affect bandwidth use, and the number of client Web connections. By configuring network bandwidth on a given site, you can better control the amount of traffic allowed to that site. For example, by restricting bandwidth and/or the number of connections on a low-priority Web site, you allow other, higher-priority sites to handle larger traffic loads. Settings are site-specific and can be adjusted as network traffic and usage changes.
Bandwidth throttling limits the bandwidth available to this Web site. Bandwidth throttling uses Packet Scheduler to manage when data packets are sent. When you configure a site to use bandwidth throttling using IIS Manager, Packet Scheduler is automatically installed, and IIS automatically sets bandwidth throttling to a minimum of 1024 bytes/second. However, if you use another method (for example, Active Directory® Service Interfaces [ADSI] or Windows Management Instrumentation [WMI]), you must install Packet Scheduler for bandwidth throttling to work correctly.
Limit the network bandwidth available to this Web site
Select to enable bandwidth throttling on this Web site.
Type a number in the box or click the up and down arrows to set the maximum bandwidth, in kilobytes per second, that you want to be available to this Web site.
Web site connections
You can configure Internet Information Services (IIS) to allow an unlimited number of concurrent connections, or to limit the number of connections it accepts for this Web site. Setting the number to an unlimited amount circumvents constant administration if your connections tend to fluctuate. However, system performance can be impacted if the number of connections exceeds your system resources. Restricting this site to a specified number of connections can keep performance stable. Settings are site-specific and can be adjusted as network traffic and usage changes.
Click to configure this Web site to handle an unlimited number of concurrent connections.
Connections limited to
Click to set a specific number of concurrent connections to this Web site. Type a number in the box or click the up and down arrows to set the number of connections.
To learn more about the bandwidth throttling feature, limiting simultaneous connections to a Web site, and the role of the performance management, see the IIS 6.0 online documentation on the Microsoft Windows Server TechCenter.