IIS - Should be first choice for .Net web applications
March 29, 2017

IIS - Should be first choice for .Net web applications

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft IIS

IIS is used for most publicly-facing web properties in the organization, as well as a number of internal-only line-of-business web applications (used organization-wide and per department) and the corporate SharePoint.
  • Ease of configuration. IIS Manager provides access to almost all of IIS functionality via an easy to use GUI.
  • Centralized Certificate Store means SSL certs can be centrally stored and referenced by various IIS installs.
  • Strong user base means issues can often be resolved quickly via forums, etc.
  • Some settings are not accessible via the GUI. This can obfuscate changes made directly by some application.
  • Setting up impersonation for security can be difficult.
  • Low cost of installation, as it is already included with Microsoft Server
  • Ease of installation and maintenance, with few to no ongoing issues
  • Can be difficult to configure on per-application basis, for complex web service access and security needs, so must account for extra time in deployment
IIS much easier to install, configure and maintain in a Windows environment. Tomcat is more appropriate when it comes bundled with third party applications.
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).

Microsoft IIS Feature Ratings

IDE support
Not Rated
Security management
Administration and management
Application server performance
Open-source standards compliance