Compare IIS vs. Windows Process Activation Services

IIS is ranked 4th in Application Infrastructure with 5 reviews while Windows Process Activation Services is ranked 20th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. IIS is rated 7.4, while Windows Process Activation Services is rated 4.0. 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 Windows Process Activation Services writes "Central console enables us to see all of the activated and deactivated computers but it has poor alerts and frustrating technical support". IIS is most compared with NGINX Plus, Oracle WebLogic Server and JBoss, whereas Windows Process Activation Services is most compared with .
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Pros
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.This is definitely a stable solution.The solution is the easiest way to publish applications which have been designed by older development tools.It is a lightweight web host that is easy to configure for simple webpages.

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The most valuable aspect of the solution is the central console, that allows you to see all of the activated and deactivated computers.

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Cons
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.The areas of this solution that need improvement are monitoring, debugging, and troubleshooting.The scalability depends on how you have set it up. If you're running IIS on a single server, it might not be as capable as if you are on many in a cluster or with load balancing and so on.Finding different settings can be difficult if you don't know where to look.

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The stability of the solution needs improvement.

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Pricing and Cost Advice
This solution comes included with Windows Server.It is licensed with your Windows installation which makes it relatively cheap if you already have a Windows Server sitting around.

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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.Windows Process Activation Service generalizes the Internet Information Services (IIS) process model, removing the dependency on HTTP. All the features of IIS that were previously available only to HTTP applications are now available to applications hosting Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) services, by using non-HTTP protocols. IIS 7.0 also uses Windows Process Activation Service for message-based activation over HTTP.
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Sample Customers
Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software InstituteBank Alfalah Ltd., Harris Farm Markets, The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council, John Keells Holdings, Green Prefab, 343 Industries, SM Prime, Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System Ltd.
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