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What do you mean by Dedicated Application Pools ?
Posted by - NA - on 31 August 2009 08:50 PM

ASP .NET apps run under application pools. Many applications require full trust and they need to be in their own application pool to be given full trust.

On top of the fact that full trust is given out in a dedicated application pool, memory consumption and CPU usage is kept inside the application pool and can be tracked. Furthermore, since variables are being registered within the application pool, and since the memory is isolated, there is more privacy.

*We currently provide medium trust on our shared plans. For full trust, you need to consider a VPS plan

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26 November 2010 09:26 PM
A more detailed and better description is needed, such as, what is the default setting or value for this and why would we change it?
Arvand Sabetian
27 November 2010 01:28 AM
The only aspect of the app pool that you can control from your control panel is the .NET framework version. By default, on the newer servers, the framework version is 4.0 and can be switched to 2.0 (3.5). On older servers, the default is 2.0 (3.5) and can be switched to 4.0.
Richard Pecoraro
02 January 2011 05:51 PM
What is the size of each dedicated application pool?
Arvand Sabetian
06 January 2011 09:06 PM
That is outlined here:
Arjun Khosla
17 July 2011 11:28 PM
How can I control the application pool worker process recycling for our 3.5 application?

Currently, application shuts down after after all sessions are closed. I want to have the application running continuously and recycle only at about 2am or so.
Arvand Sabetian
25 July 2011 09:01 AM
You may wish to use to separate your sessions from the app pool process recycling however our shared servers are setup where the pool is recycled **if there is no activity** every 20 minutes. That means that for more popular sites, the app pool continues to run. This is to ensure that the proper use of app pools is done on our shared servers. It is not the best use of memory if app pools are not recycled on less popular sites.

Unfortunately there is no way to change this setting.
Justin Jovic
08 February 2013 04:45 AM
I want to make sure the worker process for my app pool has certain file permissions. I only see network service as a file permission option. Can I have the ability to set file permissions for my worker process? In this case I would like it to have read, write, and execute permission on all files in the application.
Michael Carr
20 February 2013 12:59 PM
Not on our shared hosting account, however a VPS or greater would allow you to do this.
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