The Only Software I've Used Continuously for 20 Years
December 03, 2015

The Only Software I've Used Continuously for 20 Years

Peter Quale | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft IIS

We consider IIS a critical desktop application on all Windows machines. It is simply the best platform for rapidly testing scripts, prototyping tools, and automating many of our menial day-to-day tasks.
  • The IIS SEO Toolkit is aging very well, and is still an important tool in our everyday website testing.
  • IIS makes it very easy for us to test URL rewriting and reverse proxies in advance of launching changes on live websites.
  • Website speed is so critical and IIS makes testing performance optimization strategies painless and quick.
  • Honestly, improvements over the years have been right in-line with our needs.
  • We're I to ask for anything, we'd love an IIS extension for the Log Parser Studio. Perhaps I'm just lazy.
  • I probably owe my career to IIS as it provided the best option for learning web programming after college. Netscape Enterprise was cost prohibitive for a newly graduated student. HTTPD was difficult to "throw up" on a server at home (at the time). IIS was an easy install on Windows 3.5 and NT 4..
IIS is a different animal than most webservers. I don't know that I'd compare IIS to other products. The differences and reasons to use each are so diverse.
Having used Microsoft IIS with most languages and database platforms, I would not hesitate to recommend it for any organizations with a strong Microsoft background.

Microsoft IIS Feature Ratings

IDE support
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance
Open-source standards compliance
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