IIS for Application Hosting
March 28, 2016

IIS for Application Hosting

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft IIS

Microsoft IIS is an integral part of any infrastructure and in my own, counts for a significant portion of internal and external application delivery. As a tried and true web server platform, we confidently trust this server extension with some of our most important web applications.
  • Largely expandable to meet different security requirements.
  • As a Microsoft product, documentation and other support resources are widely available.
  • High availability and robustness lead to low administrative overhead
  • Logging may be a little tricky without appropriate parsing tools.
  • Application pools may be misconfigured when built by an application. Sometimes manual performance tweaking is necessary.
  • Update cycle could be a little tighter but not a legitimate complaint
  • Prime contributer to successful application delivery
  • Higher security risk when used in a public facing scenario.
  • Robust support environment even without invoking the vendor.
We actually use both platforms in conjunction with each other.
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.

Microsoft IIS Feature Ratings

Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance