Compare IIS vs. NGINX Plus

IIS is ranked 4th in Application Infrastructure with 10 reviews while NGINX Plus is ranked 2nd in Application Infrastructure with 6 reviews. IIS is rated 7.6, while NGINX Plus is rated 9.6. The top reviewer of IIS writes "A stable solution for our customer's websites or internal applications". On the other hand, the top reviewer of NGINX Plus writes "Helped us painlessly deploy sites over a number of servers to balance the load". IIS is most compared with NGINX Plus, Oracle WebLogic Server and JBoss, whereas NGINX Plus is most compared with F5 BIG-IP, HAProxy and IIS. See our IIS vs. NGINX Plus report.
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Read 10 IIS reviews.
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Pros
The solution is very stable. The solution is very simple and easy to use.Microsoft's technical support has always been very good.What I like the most is that it is easy to use.The solution is very easy to use and offers a quick deployment.The solution is easy to use and connects with Microsoft.The solution integrates well with most Microsoft products.The graphical user interface makes it easy for users to configure the sites.The solution is easy to use, easy to maintain and isn't too technical.

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Its most valuable features are load balancing and application delivery. This is the most efficient application for these features because of stability and its efficiency.NGINX works much better than HAProxy in our current hardware and architecture for HTTP/HTTPS load balancing. ​​The robust software architecture allows for it to be scalable and very stable.​The flexibility of its modules allow it to be scalable.​​Zero Downtime has always been a strength in recommending infrastructure web services. NGINX allows me to execute such infrastructure with less complications and the ability to switch from server to server easily.​When I worked in a security research center, we tested NGINX to support DoS and DDoS attacks, and its results were great.

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Cons
The level of technical support the solution offers could be improved.The documentation isn't very good and the options are very complex.In the next release, I would like to see better integration between the cloud environment and the on-premises environment.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.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.This solution needs to be easier for cases where you want to have an IIS cluster.The solution should improve the cluster environment and load balancing.

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They should do in the open source version of what they did to Advanced HTTP, TCP, and UDP load balancing.Our most challenging part was to run an older PHP website reverse-proxied through NGINX. That was not fun.If NGINX brings some features for health check in the open source version, it would be better. ​Make modules easier to enable or disable. The beauty and ugly side of the NGINX modules is you have to know how to compile the module. For beginners or non-very technical aspirant(s) going for NGINX, they have to learn how to compile the modules.​I would like it to have a more user-friendly graphical interface.

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

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​NGINX is a free tool in Brazil. There are some companies which do support it.​The price is the cost to contract support with a specialized company, usually during consulting hours.​

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Windows Server IISNGINX
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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 web.

NGINX is the world’s most popular open source web server and load balancer for high‑traffic sites, powering over 200 million properties.

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.

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Sample Customers
Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software InstituteLocaweb, AppNexus, Wix, Reliam, Montana Interactive, MuleSoft, Warpwire, Discovery Education, InkaBinka, WordPress.com, Gogo, GOV.UK, NASA
Top Industries
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Comms Service Provider29%
Transportation Company29%
Consumer Goods14%
Mining And Metals Company14%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Software R&D Company29%
Comms Service Provider19%
Media Company11%
Financial Services Firm6%
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