This is pertaining to Windows machine running IIS. Our operations staff have taken an existing website/application and created a second website/application, new folder app pool, the works, stating that there will be better throughput. I've NEVER done anything like this in the last 15 years of being a software developer in the .NET space and this just doesn't feel right. The original site was working fine and now with 2, it feels overly complicated and clumsy. Are there any best practices in this area that I don't know about, that can either approve or deny what they have done?
I'm going off to test by hand i.e. shutting one set down and logging the requests and responses and then turn them on, then compare my findings.
Any guidance would be helpful.