Over the last 2 days I've had a client's sharepoint site just stop working. There are 2 sharepoints sites running on their server, call them sp1 and sp2. sp2 had no issues, but when users clicked on a link to sp1, it would just spin, not throwing any indicating error. Nothing indicated in event logs either.
Recycled sp1 and the site worked, but still slightly sluggish. Today the sp1 site stopped working again. This time, recycle did not work, so I had to stop the application pool, wait about a minute, then start it. Now sp1 is loading as it should and without any sluggishness.
Suffice it to say, I am NOT an sharepoint admin and really, just learning the basics.
- What is recycling or 'stop/starting' the pool actually doing?
- Are there logs I can view to see WHY this needed to be done? Client is asking for a root cause.
- Is there a way that something can be set up so the client gets notification [email] when the site 'stops working' again?