There are many ways of optimizing your Web server performances. It becomes essential when you are dealing with a high traffic Web site, but it usually good practice for giving a better user experience and saving money.
A while ago, we published The Way of Web Standards to emphasize good practices around Web technologies. One of them was Use caching capabilities to save time and money. We were giving techniques with Apache and PHP for setting the caching of your Web content. It would be interesting on how setting up the caching on Microsoft Internet Server and with ASP as well.
Jacob Gube has recently published 15 Tools to Help You Develop Faster Web Pages
I’ve tried to include a wide variety of tools that are easy to use, and have tried to keep them as OS and technology-independent as possible so that everyone can find a tool or two.
We are always eager to learn about your techniques.