IIS, keeping up with the opensource servers with its own strengths.
December 11, 2015

IIS, keeping up with the opensource servers with its own strengths.

Alan Matson, CCNA:S, MCP | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft IIS

We used Microsoft IIS to run several in house applications that were used for supporting our technical support department. These applications were written in ASPX.
  • Easy to set up.
  • Very easy to manage with the Microsoft IIS GUI.
  • Quick to load the applications.
  • Better custom logging generation line with Apache or Nginx.
  • Increased setup time helped us deploy our applications faster than some of the other offerings.
  • Easier to manage without having to have employees learn a new server OS and Server App.
I feel each has their own strengths, when it came to developing the in house applications ASP gave us more features so we went with IIS to support those features.
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.

Microsoft IIS Feature Ratings

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

Evaluating Microsoft IIS and Competitors

Yes - Apache Web Server, we replaced because the advantages of ASP over PHP allowed us to tailor our applications to our internal needs.
  • Product Features
Again the ability to use ASP was a huge factor for us choosing Microsoft IIS over the others.
I don't think we would we spend months evaluating the pros and cons of ASP/IIS vs PHP/Apache and each time Microsoft IIS offered us what we needed.