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Web garden

Web garden
A web hosting environment which uses a single server but with multiple instances of the web server worker process are used for each application pool. Web gardens are a concept which exists under IIS.

Web gardens can provide better performance for web applications which have long running requests (such as database queries) but which are not CPU bound. Web gardens are used where a server has two or more physical processors (but not multiple cores).

cf Web farm.