Start a new topic session state server

 Has anyone used VistaDB as their Session State server? If so, how did it perform and do you have a script that will create the db?


I believe that has been done; we ship with VistaDB a provider for being an authentication provider but we don't ship a session state provider by ourselves.  That said I would not particularly recommend it and here's why:  Using a database as a session state server is an easy path to a performance problem because it can get hit *a lot*, and on each request.  It's also only needed when you have separate servers sharing state - which inevitably means using VistaDB on a network share were it is slower than on a local file system. 

I would recommend SQL Express in this situation - its 10GB limit just about has to be big enough for any conceivable session state scenario and it's free.

 Thanks Kendall, that about sums up my thoughts as well.

Login to post a comment