Multiple Web application (IIS server ) with same content database.

Alice01 46 Reputation points
2022-02-08T17:23:50.793+00:00

I got an error/busy loading site during high traffics in SharePoint IIS server. I just want to add additional IIS server for front end load balance. Currently I have only 1 server ( farm + IIS). Is this possible to have multiple web application with same content database ?

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  1. JoyZ 18,041 Reputation points
    2022-02-09T02:26:56.497+00:00

    @Alice01 ,

    The short answer is no.

    A content database can be associated with multiple site collections in a single Web application.

    However, we cannot use one content database for two web applications.


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  2. Matteo Zamori 86 Reputation points
    2022-02-28T09:21:51.043+00:00

    Hi @Alice01 ,

    technically you can extend the existing web application.
    In this way you have another url (IIS site) pointing to the same content database.

    HOWEVER, this will not fix your issue in my opinion. The farm is underestimated for your use (1 single server).

    By extending the the web application you can take of a very little part of the load but SQL remains your bottleneck. All sites at the end will connect to the same DB.

    I would rather increase the specs of the server AND include additional servers to the existing farm to properly balance the load.

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