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  • If I host a website using windows home server and IIS are there any simultaneous users limitations that I should be aware of. I currently sometimes have up to 750 simultaneous users I am trying to handle.
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 6:10 PM

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  • WHS is based on Server 2003. I don't think it has any specific limitations beyond Server 2003.
    This page indicates that there isn't - http://www.jpelectron.com/sample/WWW%20and%20HTML/IIS-%20OS%20Version%20Limits.htm
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:01 PM
  • WHS is not designed for being used as webserver for more than the typical number home users, and here only the use of the WHS Remote access interface and some OEM stuff is supported.
    Simultaneous users in that number you cannot even host due to bandwidth limitations from any home network (if it is going to be over the Internet).
    Also each update may reconfigure IIS in a way, that your own website is not functioning any more.
    And finally I am also pretty sure, that using WHS in that way would be a violation of the license.
    Best greetings from Germany
    Olaf
    Wednesday, June 10, 2009 9:17 PM
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