Microsoft IIS can handle simple to complex hosting requirements
September 25, 2020

Microsoft IIS can handle simple to complex hosting requirements

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

IIS is being used by our organization to host all of our internal and external web sites and applications. All users in our company use IIS by using our applications. We are using IIS for both simple and complex applications which the company relies on. A big problem it has solved is allowing us to integrate it with TFS allowing for seamless and highly efficient changes to occur on our applications when requested by the business.
  • A big advantage that we use all the time is reviewing the logs that automatically get generated in IIS. It has helped us troubleshoot various problems in our applications over the years.
  • IIS integrates really well with Visual Studio and TFS. We are able to quickly deploy new applications and changes to applications when requested by the business.
  • IIS has proven that it is easy to configure and maintain with minimal effort.
  • There have been times where we have been concerned about the security vulnerabilities that IIS has been exposed to.
  • Logging in IIS is good but at times the error message are quite vague or point us in the wrong direction. More succinct and clear error messages would be nice.
  • Configuring IIS as a reverse proxy server has too many steps and is confusing at times.
  • We have been able to quickly setup and deploy applications using IIS which has allowed the business to engage customers more quickly.
  • IIS has failed us at times when an issue occurs and the default error messaging has not been clear which caused us to look for issues in the wrong place.
  • Creating a separate app pool for each web site, which is default in IIS, saved us from causing the entire server to crash when memory leaks occurred.
We have always been a IIS company so we haven't used any other products like it.
IIS has a really good user community which has helped us out in the past. When we were setting up our initial reverse proxy server using IIS, we found help from the community that pointed us in the right direction. We also have had good help from third-party vendors who are experts in IIS which have been a huge support for us.
IIS is highly usable and can be quickly configured to host a web site or web service. If you want to get more into the intricate configurations, you're able to do that if you have more complex requirements. IIS is usable by administrators who are new as well as experienced admins. We have used it on both ends of that spectrum and IIS has performed very well.

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We have used IIS to host our applications for decades and we are very happy with it. One thing we have used IIS for is as a reverse proxy server. All of our external traffic runs through it and it acts as an added layer of security and obfuscation from external attacks. We are also able to finely control traffic through the server.

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