November 27, 2019
Score 9 out of 10
Overall Satisfaction with Microsoft IIS
We build a business web application to support operations which are hosted on Windows servers using IIS. I would say that our utilisation of IIS is probably considered fairly basic with it running .Net websites using winforms and some re-write rules, nothing too grandiose but it meets our needs and has rarely been a cause for concern.
- Our entire business platform runs on this so it has been somewhat pivotal. This was born out of being more familiar with a Microsoft tech stack, but it hasn't limited us or caused unexpected issues.
- It can be a bit of a minefield of options buried in the GUI so finding stuff can be a little challenging, especially if once set up you kind of forget about it (which is good as once it's up and running it usually causes little bother).
- There is so much documentation or other people that have gone through the same things that you are that there is always some supporting material or answer to the occasional problem to be found online.
I have had a couple of tries at using Apache and Linux as a whole but I guess I am not of the right mindset to get over the learning barrier to make this work.
As mentioned earlier there is so much documentation or guides or stack overflow questions out there that someone will have faced the same or very similar scenario to what you are going through that you will almost certainly find a solution to what you are after.
Do you think Microsoft IIS delivers good value for the price?
Are you happy with Microsoft IIS's feature set?
Did Microsoft IIS live up to sales and marketing promises?
I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process
Did implementation of Microsoft IIS go as expected?
Would you buy Microsoft IIS again?
It goes without saying that it is well suited to hosting websites built on a Microsoft technology stack, but we also have a couple of PHP websites running using the plugin that run very well.