Optimizing ASP.NET Performance on a Windows Server 2019 Shared Environment Print

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Performance optimization is vital for any application, but it becomes especially important in shared hosting environments. This guide focuses on best practices for optimizing ASP.NET applications running on Windows Server 2019 in a shared environment.


  • ASP.NET application hosted on Windows Server 2019 with Plesk Panel
  • Basic familiarity with ASP.NET and Plesk
  • Access to server logs and analytics


Step 1: Measure Current Performance

Before you start making changes, establish a performance baseline by using tools such as New Relic or Application Insights.

Step 2: Enable Compression

  1. Open Plesk and navigate to your domain.
  2. Under Apache & nginx Settings, enable Gzip compression.

Step 3: Implement Caching

  • Utilize in-memory data storage like Redis for frequently accessed data.

Step 4: Optimize Database Calls

  • Use Entity Framework efficiently, and consider stored procedures for complex queries.

Step 5: Use Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

Integrate a CDN to serve static files to reduce server load.

Step 6: Minimize Use of Synchronous Methods

Synchronous calls can lead to thread pool exhaustion. Wherever possible, use asynchronous programming patterns.

Step 7: Optimize Images and Assets

Compress images and minify CSS/JS files. This can often be done directly via Plesk extensions.

Step 8: Update Application Pools

In Plesk, navigate to Application Pools under your domain and set your application to use a dedicated application pool with custom settings for optimal performance.

Step 9: Leverage Browser Caching

Use appropriate cache headers for your static resources.

Step 10: Monitor and Adjust

After making these optimizations, monitor performance metrics. Adjust strategies as necessary and continue to monitor.


By following these steps, you should see a notable improvement in your ASP.NET application's performance on a Windows Server 2019 shared hosting environment.

Further Resources

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