Each server runs Win95 osr2 with MS Personal Web Server 1.0a. One is a Pentium Pro 180 with 32MB ram. The other is a 486dx33 with 24MB ram. They work great most of the time. :mrgreen:
But for some reason, PWS will sometimes stop working. If you watch the system montior graphs, the CPU usage will be at 100% and the server will stop responding to http requests. However, it will still respond to local network requests and ftp requests. It seems to do this more during times of heavy loads (such as yesterday when they were serving about 23 users a minute (just a guess from the host server log since I don't have the logs on these servers). During heavy loads, the servers may not even stay running for 30 minutes without needing to be rebooted. :cry:
I've been reading and researching solutions to my deliemma. I've read about memory leaks, and issues with win95/98 winsocks having memory leaks. At this point, I'm trying to determine if I need to change just PWS or the platform that it is running on (I'm considering NT since it will run decently well on the same hardware, but this is a last resort as it will be a pain since I have even less time than money).
Here's some links that I've gathered:
If anyone has an experience or feedback, please feel free to post. It's an interesting problem from a computer standpoint, but a pain in the butt from a business standpoint. :lol: Any help is appreciated.