Microsoft IIS Reviews

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Rahul Dhangar | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Well suited for small websites which need to be hosted on the same environment without getting into the trouble of managing services differently. Clustering is a costly offense if you want to deal with a high volume of data, because of IIS' costly licensing for the server, and the OS also makes it less favorable.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 27, 2019

Microsoft IIS

Score 9 out of 10
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It goes without saying that it is well suited to hosting websites built on a Microsoft technology stack, but we also have a couple of PHP websites running using the plugin that run very well.
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Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Microsoft IIS is perfect for spinning up a new website. You can manually set everything up or create scripts to automate the process. Microsoft IIS also works great with Microsoft Azure DevOps continuous Integration and deployment services. This makes Microsoft IIS a powerful tool for hosting as you can automate every aspect of deployment.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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I would recommend it if you use a Windows environment and have to utilize a medium processing load. If you have high availability loads, I'd recommend a more simplified webserver like Nginix or Apache. They provide a better threading model for resources.
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Valery Mezentsau | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Microsoft IIS is well suited for simple website hosting and for more complex web application setups as well. Granular security features allow you to make your web site or app to be protected as much as possible. Plus by default the best integration with other Microsoft services like Active Directory, WSUS, SCCM, etc. However, if you need just a basic website that is not based on MS components, open source solutions like Apache or Nginx could be better and cheaper (based on Linux).
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Kiran Kumar Pariti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For multiple applications, IIS is the best suitable software. Comes with Windows (if you install a patch file). Easy to install. Navigation is so simple that a mid level programmer can understand. Supports almost all the Webservers. Managing the websites and the applications is so simple. When hosting the application it takes its default port number instead of specifying.
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John Glenn | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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It is perfect for small dev projects where you would like to put the data into SQL. Put IIS together with SQL Express and you have a fairly robust application space for free! If you are passing along a big data site I don't think that IIS would be your best bet. It does offer clustering, which is the IIS answer to high volume, but that can get pricey with multiple server instances and licensing for the OS.
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Aaron Hartzler | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Key questions to ask are:

What are you trying to do? If simply hosting a website, there are other solutions to do this that are simpler and more cost effective. If you are using some vendor's application and needing to push it out via web/mobile, then Microsoft IIS is a great tool for the job.

What is the level of security needed? If just simple security, then there are other solutions to do this that are simpler and more cost effective. If more granular and complex security needs are at hand, then Microsoft IIS offers extensive security customization regarding access, accounts, ports, etc.

What type of administration and management are you looking to give? If you want a one time "set it and forget it" type environment, then Microsoft IIS can be it for you. Or if you have something that needs to be constantly changed and updated, Microsoft IIS also offers the flexibility and speed to keep your environment going in a fast paced businesses.
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payton climer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft IIS is well suited in several different situations. If the native support and better compatibility with ASP.NET framework sites is needed, it's better to use a Microsoft IIS web server.
Running Microsoft Systems management tools like WSUS and SCCM, you are required to use a IIS web server. Also, IIS might be slightly easier for anyone not experienced with a web server. Especially with the relative ease of install on any modern Microsoft Windows OS.

However, for sites that don't require Microsoft components. It's going to be more beneficial to run a Linux web server. This is because you will get better performance, better security, and the large community support behind open-source projects like Apache and NGINX.
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Leo Brewer | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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Many commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) vendors only support Microsoft IIS, in these cases I would not recommend trying to make it work with other platforms such as Apache. If you are in a primarily Microsoft Windows Server environment, I would recommend using Microsoft IIS as opposed to trying to make Apache or other web platforms run on Windows. If you have an abundance of Linux knowledge in-house and the application supports Apache, I recommend using Apache on Linux as a more optimal use of resources.
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Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Microsoft IIS is less suited for running a few generic websites as the resources consumed are more than some of the open source servers. However, when it comes to dynamic web applications Microsoft IIS shines.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
April 12, 2017

IIS Review

Score 8 out of 10
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IIS is excellent for integrating web resources for existing Microsoft products, especially Exchange. It is formidable at deploying applications, especially for internal use.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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For all .Net based web applications on a Windows server infrastructure, IIS is the first choice. For bundled, third-party apps, it usually makes more sense to use the web server the app comes with (Apache, etc).
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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In my opinion IIS is far more appropriate with internal web applications ONLY because the alternative UNIX equivalents feel more secure by nature when working with public facing resources.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 01, 2015

Basic Review from and MSP

Score 9 out of 10
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For us Microsoft IIS makes the most sense so our support team (front line Tier 1) can perform simple tasks that don't have to go to my team. The GUI interface and extreme ease of use makes Microsoft IIS our go-to.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

IDE support (14)
7.8
Security management (18)
7.7
Administration and management (18)
8.3
Application server performance (18)
7.6
Installation (18)
8.2
Open-source standards compliance (10)
6.5

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Microsoft IIS is an application server and infrastructure.

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