I have a website that i use as a "content server" for other websites So, the home page, an asp.net cms, receives 25 visits/month, while the /static/ folder receives hundreds of requests/minute 24/7 Will the asp.net application be loaded forever in the app-pool, or, since only the /static/ is accessed, the asp.net code is not loaded in the app-pool? Because it would be a little bit waste of ram to have it loaded forever to show just to the 3 users interested it in
It depends on your shutdown idle settings for the Application Pool. Checkout this TechNet article for instructions on how to configure this setting. This way you can sleep easy knowing your application pool only lives for short times.