Thanks for reading. To date I have been using ASP server side pages to accept communication from my VB apps and also of late a couple of Mobile apps I have.
The ASP pages accept http / xml and do the processing, returning a response to the remote apps.
One of the mobile apps does use a web service that I set up, written in VB.Net
My question now relates specifically to the mobile apps and the expected increase in users. Specifically ;
a) response time
b) server load
What I would like to know is, taking into account the above 3 items, with the expectation of say 100,000 users devices, what is best for ;
i) minimal server load
ii) best response time
iii) best security
While I am reasonably technical I know very little about how a web service runs compared to an ASP page.
For example, is an instance of the web service loaded every time a user hits that service ?
and how does that compare to an ASP approach if say 300 requests come in at the same moment.
Appreciate any comments and thoughts,