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Paintfe server - anybody heard of it

12:28 am on Aug 14, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Has anybody heard of "paintfe" server? What kind of server it is? Is it more powerful/faster than IIS7 ? I got that name from "server" info in response headers, but I have never heard of it.

My problem is that my client has .NET aplication that is running on IIS7 and is quite slow. He wants developers to do improvements and has as a comparison given me a link to the site he likes the speed of.

That other site is also using .NET and has similar number of information on pages (e.g. also needs quite a bit of database reads to build the page), but I noticed in response header that the server is "paintfe" which I have never heard of.

I am therefore wondering whether a move to a different type of server would speed up application or are the speed improvements necessary in the code only.

How much can a move to another server speed up the website? Apparently the physical server this site is on hosts only 3 website so it should not be a problem with many hosters.

The site has around 20,000 visitors per day, so not huge traffic.

3:28 am on Aug 20, 2013 (gmt 0)

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never heard of it...... are you sure IIS is your problem? I know people love to knock IIS but i've never had an issue.

What kinda hardware is it sitting on? you are saying it takes lots of DB reads to build a page which is another bowl of soup, is the DB sitting close to the webserver? same server? same LAN? etc... lots of layers to this one. but i wouldn't just flat out say its IIS's fault.
12:37 am on Aug 22, 2013 (gmt 0)

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Seems like its just the name of an active server... just a name for the computer name for itself, not any special hardware/os setup. at least that's what it looks like to me.