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Pros
"The solution is easy to use, easy to maintain and isn't too technical.""The graphical user interface makes it easy for users to configure the sites.""The solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.""The solution is very easy to use and offers a quick deployment.""The solution is easy to use and connects with Microsoft.""What I like the most is that it is easy to use.""Microsoft's technical support has always been very good.""The solution is very stable. The solution is very simple and easy to use."

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"I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes."

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Cons
"The solution should improve the cluster environment and load balancing.""This solution needs to be easier for cases where you want to have an IIS cluster.""If Microsoft IIS could work well with AppOptics or things like PHP, Python, and other custom languages that run on the webserver, it would be ideal. I think there are cases where people need to use Apache instead of IIS when IIS doesn't work well with other web languages.""We've never had any issues with the solution, but it's still nice to have overall improvements on it. It could be easier and faster to use, for example.""The documentation is not very detailed. They need to improve it and add to it. They should ensure there are lots of visuals to help users better understand the solution.""In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the cloud environment and the on-premises environment.""The documentation isn't very good and the options are very complex.""The level of technical support the solution offers could be improved."

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"The scaling should be built into the software rather than configured from an outside source."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"This solution comes included with Windows Server.""The price of the cloud system is a bit high."

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"Compared to other similar solutions on the market, I think it's over-priced."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: IIS has a very simple and user-friendly interface, which helps a lot in effective and efficient management.
Top Answer: IIS needs immediate improvements, especially in the area of security management. Having no support for other than a Microsoft environment and programming languages limits the usage of IIS in many… more »
Top Answer: I am working as a Software Project Manager for a software company in their Pharma Services Division and using IIS on Microsoft Windows Server for local deployment of our pharma related .NET… more »
Top Answer: I think installation only took a couple of minutes — no more than 10 minutes.
Top Answer: Their license fee has gone up, so that is one concern that we have. We are looking for alternative solutions which compare well and fit into our budget. We are interested in an open-source version… more »
Top Answer: We use NGINX as solution for load balancing our cluster production. Currently, we don't have any plans to increase the usage because each license costs around $2000 - $2500.
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Overview
Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a secure, easy-to-manage, modular and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services and applications. With IIS, you get choice and control without giving up reliability or security.

NGINX Plus is the all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development.

NGINX is the world’s most popular all‑in‑one application delivery platform for the modern application development. NGINX Plus adds enterprise-ready features for HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing, such as session persistencehealth checksadvanced monitoring, and management to give you the freedom to innovate without being constrained by infrastructure.

NGINX Plus is a cloud‑native, reverse proxy, load balancer, and API gateway. NGINX Plus boasts scalable and reliable high availability along with monitoring to support debugging and diagnosing complex application architectures. Active health checks proactively poll upstream server status to get ahead of issues, and the integrated live activity monitoring dashboard provides a single‑pane view of your app environment. The NGINX Plus API enables integration with existing tools, optimizing resources and reducing tool sprawl.

NGINX Plus extends NGINX Open Source with many additional features and support, providing customers with a complete application delivery solution.

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Sample Customers
Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
Locaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Top Industries
REVIEWERS
Transportation Company25%
Comms Service Provider25%
Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
Mining And Metals Company13%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider31%
Computer Software Company25%
Financial Services Firm6%
Energy/Utilities Company4%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Comms Service Provider28%
Computer Software Company24%
Financial Services Firm7%
Government5%
Company Size
REVIEWERS
Small Business43%
Midsize Enterprise14%
Large Enterprise43%
REVIEWERS
Small Business86%
Large Enterprise14%
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IIS is ranked 4th in Application Infrastructure with 10 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 5th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. IIS is rated 8.0, while NGINX Plus is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of IIS writes "The interface, simplicity, and ease of management lend flexibility to this configurable solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "A reliable solution for load balancing, cluster production and more". IIS is most compared with Tomcat, Apache Web Server, Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and JBoss, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), Kemp LoadMaster, HAProxy, Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and IBM DataPower Gateway.

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