Compare IIS vs. Zend PHP Engine

IIS is ranked 4th in Application Infrastructure with 6 reviews while Zend PHP Engine is ranked 15th in Application Infrastructure with 3 reviews. IIS is rated 7.6, while Zend PHP Engine is rated 7.4. 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 Zend PHP Engine writes "Gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand functionalities". IIS is most compared with NGINX Plus, Oracle WebLogic Server and JBoss, whereas Zend PHP Engine is most compared with Apache Web Server, WebLogic Suite and Microsoft .NET Framework. See our IIS vs. Zend PHP Engine report.
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Read 6 IIS reviews.
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Pros
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.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 cache modules that Zend provides have been able to optimize and accelerate the loading of the pages when there was exponential growth in data volume and quantity of requests. At the same time, the monitoring console allowed us to have a real-time understanding of the resources and to make decisions when they were at the limit.Offers a complete environment to develop PHP applications. It is valuable because it allows you to have a complete stack (PHP, MySQL, Zend Server) enabling the building of a development environment, and to deploy to the production system.​Zend Engine is the core of PHP. It makes PHP fast, efficient, and basically, the language of choice for web applications.Zend Engine gives the flexibility to use external modules to easily expand the functionalities you need for your web project.The Zend Framework provides an easy, open source way to produce coding based on the needs of our customers.​Scaling up is an important factor for large projects, and with PHP 7 and its performance improvements, this becomes even easier.​We have not encountered issues with scalability as long as we effectively use caching to optimize performance of our web applications as well as a proper use of database connectivity.Faster web app implementation, when PHP dev is required by customers.

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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.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 process of installing and configuring the product is a bit complex and could be improved.Although it offers a complete environment to develop and deploy PHP applications, it has some limitations. For example, when the volume of data increased exponentially, I had problems scaling the system.The main area that Zend needs to improve is to support asynchronous programming tasks, which is facilitated in PHP 7, but not at the same degree as HHVM.​​SQL queries have always been an issue with PHP, especially if you use large tables, which require caution from the side of the developer.​Integration of MVC with ORM tools for PHP is okay, but lacking a short list of decent ORM tools for PHP to choose from; there is ample room for improvement in both areas.

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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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No problem with pricing and licensing, as tools are open source. You have to consider training cost, mindset setup cost, as part of the TCO.

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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.Zend Engine is a highly optimized execution engine. It allows modules such as debuggers, performance boosters and custom loaders to dynamically extend PHP for a broader range of functionality. Whenever you're using any plug-in module today, you're doing so thanks to the extensibility support of the Zend Engine. In addition, the Zend Engine provides memory and resource management, and other standard services for the PHP language.
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Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software InstituteCisco
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