Our client has a site that periodically experiences massive spikes in traffic. These can be predicted however so what we want to do is be able to set a lightweight static page as the start page in order to reduce bandwidth usage.
I've tried setting the default document in IIS but this doesn't work (as presumably the Friendly URL provider is overriding it). Can anyone tell me how I can accomplish this?
The default document for the root of a site usually points to Default.aspx.
I can't see why changeing this to another aspx file should not work?
Why not just use asp .net page caching on the startpage (default.aspx) ?
<%@OutputCache Duration="60" VaryByParam="none" %>