Enable and Control Site Optimizer and Keep Alive (Dedicated Servers Only)
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Enable Control Suite Optimizer and Keep Alive (Dedicated Servers Only)
The site optimizer performs many small tasks that help your site run more efficiently. It truncates the database, truncates the IIS logs and it reorganizes the database so it's faster. It also compresses the database, optimizes the tables, and truncates DNN event logs among other things.
Methods of enabling Site Optimizer and Keep alive on the server/domain
Enabling "Site Optimizer" and "Keep Alive" in the Control Suite for entire server
Enabling "Site Optimizer" and "Keep Alive" on a domain-by-domain basis
Keep Alives or Browse All URLs
Keep alives are constant tasks. Every four minutes Control Suite hits every site to keep the app pools from expiring. It provides a faster response for a site visitor because IIS doesn't shut the app pool down due to inactivity.
Our dedicated servers have "Site Optimizer" and "Keep Alive" enabled by default.
Method 1 - Enabling "Site Optimizer" and "Keep Alive" in the Control Suite for Entire Server
To Enable Site Optimizer and Keep Alive, do the following:.
Login to Plesk as admin
(System in Plesk 9.5) >
Add New Task
Enter the following
Path to executable file:
Leave Minutes, Hours, Days of Month, Months, and Days of Week default
*This will run site optimizer nightly, you may edit this schedule as you need it.
Keep Alive for all Domains
Path to executable file:
Check 0, 4, 8, and every other 4 minute interval.
Check "Every hour", "Every day", "Every month", and "Every day"
- Enabling "Site Optimizer" and "Keep Alive" on a Domain-by-Domain Basis
You can change the settings for specific domains to do the following you can use the following steps below:
Plesk X.X.X (Domains)
Click on the domain you would like to edit
In the ribbon above select the
Edit Site Config
From here you can modify the individual site settings by changing them to
to turn them off and press
If you need any further help with enabling the "Site Optimizer" and "Keep Alive" on your server, contact our training department for further training in how to use the Control Suite.
Article ID: 608
Created: April 10, 2012 at 10:32 AM
Modified: August 28, 2014 at 10:08 AM
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