Our facility is running Expression Engine on a Windows 2003 SP2 server (IIS 6.0) with PHP 4.4.8 (runnin as an ISAPI,DLL) and MYSQL 5.0 (strict_mode is off). We have intermittent crashes on the site, sometimes they happen with we are updating content and sometimes it happens during simple browsing. In our event log, when the server crashes, we will see an application error reading “Out of process application ‘/LM/W3SVC/1/Root/CMS’ terminated unexpectedly”. Sometimes the site will re-start, and be fine. Othertimes we have to send a “restart IIS” command to the IIS server to bring the site back up.
I re-ran the Server Wizard PHP file against our current installation and everything seems to be fine.
I have read few dozen articles regarding this behavior and it sounds like it boils down to Windows IIS and PHP not getting along.
My question is this: are there any configuration changes I can make to increase the stability of EE on a Windows 2003 server?
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