Compare IIS vs. Windows Process Activation Services

IIS is ranked 4th in Application Infrastructure with 10 reviews while Windows Process Activation Services is ranked 16th in Application Infrastructure with 1 review. IIS is rated 7.6, 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, Tomcat, Apache Web Server and IBM WebSphere Application Server, whereas Windows Process Activation Services is most compared with .
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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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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
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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The stability of the solution needs improvement.

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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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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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Comms Service Provider29%
Transportation Company29%
Consumer Goods Company14%
Aerospace/Defense Firm14%
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider16%
Media Company10%
Government7%
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