Microsoft IIS is a solid solution
Aaron Hartzler | TrustRadius Reviewer
December 02, 2015

Microsoft IIS is a solid solution

Score 8 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft IIS

Micorsoft IIS is being used as our main web server for internal applications as well as hosting external web sites of which we have a least half a dozen or so. It is being used or rather consumed across the company as one of the main applications which drives the business. It allows our users to access one of the main applications very easily through the web and on mobile devices.

The main problems it addresses are ease of access, not having to have a fat client installed for particular applications, ease of manageability for web applications and websites, easy to troubleshoot, easy to maintain and perform system maintenance.
  • Ease of access for users.
  • Not having to have a fat client installed for particular applications; just access from browser or mobile device.
  • Ease of manageability for web applications and websites.
  • Easy to troubleshoot.
  • Easy to maintain and perform system maintenance.
  • Many many features, functions, and very customizable.
  • Simplify the user interface. It has basically stayed the same and certain things/pieces are cumbersome to get to.
  • Not much else, it does a good job for what it was made to do.
  • Positive impact was to offer several of our internal applications over the web and over mobile which made accessing for our users easy and convenient.
  • This also increased employee efficiency.
In my experience, Microsoft IIS was definitely easier to wrap my head around and also to troubleshoot. The GUI was a great visual way to see what "sites" and "app pools" you have, what is running, what is currently up.
Microsoft IIS also offers the flexibility to have multiple sites and app pools going at the same time and also the versatility to do maintenance on any one without affecting the others.
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.

Microsoft IIS Feature Ratings

IDE support
7
Security management
9
Administration and management
9
Application server performance
9
Installation
10
Open-source standards compliance
6