IIS Overview

IIS is the #1 ranked solution in our list of top Application Server tools. It is most often compared to NGINX Plus: IIS vs NGINX Plus

What is IIS?
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.

IIS is also known as Windows Server IIS.

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Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
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ITCS user
Systems Analyst/DBA at Vecima Networks
Real User
For us it's a lightweight web host that is easy to configure for simple webpages

Pros and Cons

  • "It is a lightweight web host that is easy to configure for simple webpages."
  • "Finding different settings can be difficult if you don't know where to look."

What other advice do I have?

Give it a shot. The features are included for free with Windows, so test it out. If you are unhappy, it is easy to disable and switch to a different solution.
ITCS user
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
​It needs a more compact configuration, but the clustering feature is valuable.

What other advice do I have?

I was using Apache Tomcat, JBoss AS (RedHat), WebMethods (Software AG) and IIS (Microsoft). All of them have they specialities, but depending on the goals and purpose it’s quiet easy to make a choice. Products based on Microsoft .NET do not give companies lot of options; either with Server Operating System shipped IIS, or the developer version called IIS Express. Applications written in Java, n opposite, can be accommodated on several fully profiled or non-fully-profiled application or web servers. Only have one application per server if possible. Do not over complicate it, and keep the…
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ITCS user
Senior System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Authentication for network appliances became easy to do but the monitoring needs improvement

What is most valuable?

Easy to set-up Good to maintain

How has it helped my organization?

This made the security set-up easier and authentication simplified.

What needs improvement?

Logging Monitoring

For how long have I used the solution?

I've used Microsoft NPS for four years.

What was my experience with deployment of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

No issues encountered.

What do I think about the scalability of the solution?

No issues encountered but always gor for two machines as one isn't enough and isn't fault redundant.

How are customer service and technical support?

Customer Service: Haven't needed it yet. Technical Support: Haven't needed it yet.

Which solution did I use previously and

ITCS user
Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
IIS is a reliable Web Server

What other advice do I have?

IIS is a reliable and secure product, works very well along side other components such as SQL and dotnet.
IT Administrator at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
MS IIS- A good web server
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