Microsoft IIS for enterprise business
August 20, 2019

Microsoft IIS for enterprise business

Kyle Kochtan | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft IIS

We are currently using Microsoft IIS throughout our organization. We are using Microsoft IIS for internal sites, external private sites and public .com sites. We are utilizing all sorts of authentication methods with all of these sites, Windows auth, forms auth, anonymous auth, and SSO. We also have a number of web services in Microsoft IIS.
  • Microsoft IIS is very good at quickly and easily starting up a website
  • Microsoft IIS is excellent at hosting .net sites, this makes development and deployment seamless
  • Microsoft IIS is great for multiple domains pointing to the same sites
  • Microsoft IIS security could be more straightforward
  • Security can be difficult if you want to use a 3rd party claims authentication
  • Custom Handlers can be difficult to manage
  • Microsoft IIS has allowed us to quickly and cheaply spin up thousands of sites when needed
  • Microsoft IIS is a great as it is included in your Windows license
  • Microsoft IIS is an industry standard and as such very easy to get support
Microsoft IIS is a very intuitive tool and quite easy to use. Most of its main features are located in the GUI. It is only when you get in to some of the more advanced feature sets that you will need to view logs or use the command line tools to complete a task.
Microsoft IIS is a a solutions that has been around a very long time. As such there is a wealth of support information out on the internet. From Microsoft to 3rd party forums and blogs you can find any solution that you may encounter. If you can't find it you can always you Microsoft premiere support for your issues.
Microsoft IIS was selected long ago as it was included with the Windows licensing. As such no new servers or costs were needed to host a site. We now host nearly 4,000 sites on Microsoft IIS. We do still use other platforms as needed but we always start with Microsoft IIS first before going another direction.
Microsoft IIS is perfect for spinning up a new website. You can manually set everything up or create scripts to automate the process. Microsoft IIS also works great with Microsoft Azure DevOps continuous Integration and deployment services. This makes Microsoft IIS a powerful tool for hosting as you can automate every aspect of deployment.

Microsoft IIS Feature Ratings

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