IIS 7.5

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IIS 7.5 review by <span>Maxim O.</span>
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Easy start out of the box

What do you like best?

Just need few clicks for first run of the IIS web server.

Easy and fast setup if you do not need smart rules of forwarding, balancing of network, active directory integration, smart rules of different sites and so on.

Do not need to install additional software in the server, but maybe need some updates from Microsoft. Do not need to restart server for starting Web server.

Easy start and stop web server in several clicks.

Web Server doesn't have problems with other programs by same vendor Microsoft in the Server.

Support direct from Microsoft company.

Server does not need special complicated tunings for first successful run in the different integrations with IIS web server.

What do you dislike?

Cant easy save complicated settings into one script file.

If need several servers, or several sites with intelligent rules, it is not simply tunings.

Does not have external understandable logs and processes, need to search logs and services inside internal Windows processes for deep finding errors and debugging.

Does not support version control of web site (scripts, html files, database) out of the box.

Recommendations to others considering the product

If you need small site with small number of users, than IIS simply and out of the box solution. If you need smart site or/and big amount of end web users, than you need several administrators of web site, web server, Windows servers and you need to do complicate tunings for good performance.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Do integration of IIS with HP UCMDB, HP BSM, HP Service Manager. IIS works fine in the Windows servers out of the box.

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IIS 7.5 review by User in Computer & Network Security
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IIS7.5 has a new improve agile feature rich app

What do you like best?

I like the new graphical configuration is really i like it which is kind of reg-edit. Also the FTP is integrated with the console making it full fledged. It has a improved GUI management. I am very-much comfortable in the command line meaning the option to manage the IIS server through Microsoft's Power Shell interface. Using the Power Shell snap-in for IIS 7.5, using commands to control i can view nearly any aspect of the server. It make our job a easier for managing scripts, build scheduled tasks and handle remote management.

What do you dislike?

This is really good one. Most of the things are met on this.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It depends upon what they want to build on top of IIS. It really has good feature and lot of new feature is already there with new windows server version.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Website development.

What Application Server solution do you use?

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IIS 7.5 review by <span>Celia S.</span>
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A Small but Solid Upgrade and As Always, Easy to Use

What do you like best?

Seems a little silly to be writing a review for IIS since it is basically a given for those working with Windows servers. Thankfully, IIS has almost always been an easy-to-use and reliable web platform (well at least since IIS 6). Regardless of the size of your server environment or your role within IT, it is easy to configure IIS to your needs and learn how to use it. The new config editor makes it easy to update config settings without having to dig into web.config. I also appreciate the security updates and the improvements on FTP server management through IIS. Overall it is a small but solid upgrade.

What do you dislike?

The update over the previous version is fairly small. It is also not the most modern version of the tool and you will have to update to 2012R2 if using Windows 10.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Probably should be updating to IIS 8 at this point. Continued use of 7.5 may lead to future security threats.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IIS is basically a requirement for those running web servers on Windows. I am a front-end web developer and I use IIS from time to time although I am not a systems admin/engineer type.

IIS 7.5 review by <span>Lucas P.</span>
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Still a top Web Server Solution

What do you like best?

IIS 7.5 still offers a top notch solution that offers web sites all the hosting capabilities and the ability to integrate multiple other languages. Pricing has adjusted heavily in the recent years due to competition.

What do you dislike?

IIS 7.5 still has a few limitations and certain things end up costing a little more than they should since you still need to license certain pieces of software to use it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

IIS is still the industry standard and most reliable solution there is. Linux based platforms and Windows based tools have offered steady competition for this as well.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

IIS provides me with the ability to host internal websites and services for my constituents to take advantage of.

IIS 7.5 review by User in Insurance
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The only choice for a .NET developer stack

What do you like best?

IIS is easy to configure, quick to get up and running. There is plenty of options for creating scripts to handle regular tasks, work with multiple sites, SSL, etc. etc. IIS can also handle other types of requirements like FTP, etc.

One of the most powerful features of IIS is the ability to work with PowerShell so everything can be scripted and automated by setting it to a schedule.

What do you dislike?

I wish there was an easy way to reset IIS through the UI. Currently the only way I know how to reset IIS is through a script with Powershell or command line. Another issue I've had with IIS is the frequency and necessity of patch updates that need to be installed. Usually when installing the patches you need to take servers offline which can hurt your overall uptime.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's still really the best solutions for a .NET shop to use for hosting. We are really starting to look more closely at containers and other options for how we host our applications. For the foreseeable future however, we will most likely continue to use IIS until we have fully explored and tested any of the other options that are out there.

Still though, if you're a Microsoft shop with a primarily .NET tech stack, it's hard to recommend anything else.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using IIS to manage all of our hosting for our .NET web applications that we currently host. We run multiple applications and front facing websites.

IIS 7.5 review by <span>Hector Antonio C.</span>
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Great Performing Web Server

What do you like best?

The community around IIS is very supportive, attentive and involved. For instance, some weeks ago I was trying to use LetsEncrypt to obtain a SSL certificate, and as I'm browsing the web looking for tutorials, I found that an IIS user developed an automated application that not only configures the server for you, but also renews the certificates before they expire.

In production, IIS has always delivered great speeds and is able to serve hundreds of requests per second.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes IIS is associated with legacy applications and people believe that it underperforms compared to Apache or Ngnix, but in my opinion it is very robust and reliable. I don't have many complains about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Give it a shot; it might not be as popular as Ngnix or as liked by the linux community as Apache, but it is very robust and reliable! One suggestion though, is that its documentation on Microsoft's side is a little bit ambiguous, so be prepared to do third-party lookups when trying configurations.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

This is a web server, it literally runs the web apps I host on top of it. Some of the benefits of using IIS compared to Apache or Ngnix is the Windows integration and the code snippets that people have developed for it through time.

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