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Real User
Systems Analyst/DBA at Vecima Networks
Jan 21 2018

What is most valuable?

It is a lightweight web host that is easy to configure for simple webpages.

How has it helped my organization?

It allowed us to set up and use a Windows Server we had in place already to host our internal web page.

What needs improvement?

Finding different settings can be difficult if you don't know where to look.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

It is licensed with your Windows installation which makes it relatively cheap if you already have a Windows Server sitting around.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have tried other tools (such as Apache), and found that IIS is more stable and easier on the memory for low resource systems.

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.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

We also evaluated Apache, but found that IIS was easier to set up for what we wanted.
Vendor
Solutions Architect at a transportation company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jul 05 2015

What is most valuable?

* Clustering * Application isolation

What needs improvement?

It needs a more compact configuration.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Keep the systems simple. Try to work with open-source solutions and pay for technical support and subscription to support the projects.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We switched because of the nature of the application and technology.

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… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, I always and regularly evaluate. In case of Java we evaluated all applications servers which support JEE full profile.
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Vendor
Senior System Engineer with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 26 2015

What do you think of IIS?

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

Vendor
Engineer at a tech vendor with 10,001+ employees
Feb 20 2013

What is most valuable?

IIS in windows 2003 onwards has become more secure by allowing the users to choose only the required components / features to install thereby reducing the surface area. High performance and stability by isolating worker processes, application pools. Essential for products like Exchange and SharePoint. Comes with Windows OS, no separate licenses.

What needs improvement?

Can be difficult to set up for new users and complex to troubleshoot.

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.
Consultant
IT Administrator at a tech consulting company with 51-200 employees
Oct 25 2012

What is most valuable?

1. It is Microsoft product that is easy to use and to host local and public websites. 2. Unfamiliar users can work on this product. No license required because it is integrated with the OS. 3. IIS has the ability to limit the bandwidth of your web pages. 4. If the application crashes then the server and other applications continue to run and the failed application restarts the next time with the request.

What needs improvement?

1. It is not compatible with other platforms due to limitations. 2. Users can not change the source code as per the requirements because source code is not editable. 3. Compatibility issue with other applications.

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.
Also known as
Windows Server IIS
IIS customers
Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
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