how to down a website for a particular time in IIS?

Posted by Prabu_Spark under ASP.NET on 7/18/2014 | Points: 10 | Views : 1092 | Status : [Member] | Replies : 1
Hi sir,
I hosted the website in IIS 8.1, its working fine. I need to down the particular website between 10pm to 12 pm for maintenance purpose. Is it possible? Kindly give me the solution for this problem.

[Note: Need to down the hosted website for the particular time in IIS WebServer]

With regards,


Posted by: Sheonarayan on: 7/19/2014 [Administrator] HonoraryPlatinum | Points: 25

Hi Prabu,

Thanks for asking question.

I would not recommend completely down the website for a particular period as if its a public website it gives wrong impression. Instead you can do following.

In the Global.asax, in Application_onBeginRequest or alike event, check for the time before allowing to proceed further and if the time falls in between your specified time, redirect the user to a default error page to maintenance page.

This should be the ideal solution, making the website completely unavailable is not good either for end user or for search engines.


Sheo Narayan

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