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w3wp.exe how big is yours

Checking if my asp.net 1.1 process size is 'normal'

     
3:55 pm on Oct 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I am running asp.net 1.1 on Windows 2003 IIS6.
I have a dedicated server and run one fairly busy database driven web site.
When I look at task manager, the process w3wp.exe (the web site application pool) runs at between 70MB and 100MB in memory size.

Performance seems OK, but is this normal to be this size? Anybody else got any rough figures on what memory they consume for w3wp.exe?

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6:31 pm on Oct 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That seems to be normal. I have seen it going even higher in the range of 400-500 MB.
6:23 am on Oct 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Really depends on traffic and how well your code is written. One of my sites is what I guess would be considered high traffic, and 100% DB driven, but my w3wp.exe process rarely gets up to 80MB.
11:59 am on Oct 30, 2006 (gmt 0)

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yeh we run 4 sites off our server and have a worker for each. I cant say that i ever see them get over the 50mb mark however so 100MB does seem large from my experience.
My sites receive about 30,000 page views a day...perhaps yours is just a busier site i dunno. Either way if youve got the memory to handle it then theres not really an issue is there?
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yeh we run 4 sites off our server and have a worker for each. I cant say that i ever see them get over the 50mb mark however so 100MB does seem large from my experience.
My sites receive about 30,000 page views a day...perhaps yours is just a busier site i dunno. Either way if youve got the memory to handle it then theres not really an issue is there?
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Thanks for the comments.

I guess being a programmer it is instinctive to try and be as efficient as possible and I had no benchmark to go by. But you are right, if I've got the memory it's not as issue, and it sounds like 50-100mb is OK.