- Your application pool consists of the applications that are always running on your server. Clicking Cycle at the top of the page is basically like rebooting your server. Clicking Stop turns off the application pool, allowing for longer downtime than that which occurs when clicking Cycle. After you have clicked Stop to stop the application pool, you will have the option of clicking Start to restart the pool when you are ready.
- If an application is malfunctioning, you can stop and/or restart (recycle) it. This helps the specified applications in those pools remain healthy and ensures that system resources can be recovered.
- Note: While the application pool is recycling, your Web site scripts will not run. This means script pages such as ASP, CGI, PERL and PHP pages will not work until the application pool is up and running again. When the pool is recycling, operations such as reading or writing data, may be interrupted. HTML pages without scripts will continue to run throughout the process.
- Automatic Recycling – You can enable this feature to have the server automatically recycle the application pool after a specified period of inactivity.
- Automatic Recycling Period – If automatic recycling is enabled, you can edit the recycling period time or disable it.