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To improve the overall performance of your Web site, you can spread the load across several servers. This article explains how to use redirection and network load balancing to help improve performance.
For example, you might decide to redirect www.microsoft.com/downloads to the downloads.microsoft.com server.
On an Apache server, the Redirect directive is used to control this redirection. In Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), you must manually configure the directory.
First, you must configure the redirection on the primary host (www.domain.com) to point to the new host for that section of the Web site. To do this, follow these steps:
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For additional information about configuring load balancing in Windows 2000, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240997/EN-US/ )Configuring Network Load Balancing
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/198496/EN-US/ )How to Configure WLBS Port Rules
For additional information about load balancing settings for specific configurations, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/219285/EN-US/ )Load Balancing FTP with WLBS
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232141/EN-US/ )Load Balancing Telnet with WLBS
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/219277/EN-US/ )Load Balancing HTTP with WLBS
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/203597/EN-US/ )Load Balancing PPTP with WLBS
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/240993/EN-US/ )Network Load Balancing Does Not Have a Virtual Network Adapter
For additional information about testing and performance tuning after a UNIX-to-Windows Migration, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/324217/EN-US/ )How To: Test and Performance Tune After a UNIX-to-Windows Migration
Article ID: 324092 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 4.1