Since the time this article has been written the WP Super Cache plugin has changed a lot. I cannot guarantee at this point that the instructions below will work. Note that new caching plugins have been developed that support IIS better. I recommend to try out W3 Total Cache plugin which has support for IIS and WinCache.
The performance of WordPress may be sufficient for an average blog that gets a few page hits per minute. However, if your blog post suddenly shows up on digg.com or any other social networking site, it may become challenging for server to handle such huge spike in traffic. A few options exist to help server to cope with flood of requests:
- IIS Output Caching
- WP Cache plugin for WordPress
- WP Super Cache plugin for WordPress
In this post I will explain the benefits and drawbacks of each option and walk through the steps for configuring IIS and WordPress to use those options. Continue Reading »