IIS - Introduction about IIS - Asked By RAMAKRISHNA T on 21-Dec-11 02:36 AM

Can you give brief introduction abot Introduction about IIS?
dipa ahuja replied to RAMAKRISHNA T on 21-Dec-11 02:40 AM
Internet Information Services (IIS) – formerly called Internet Information Server – is a web server application and set of feature extension modules created by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows. It is the most used web server after Apache HTTP Server. IIS 7.5 supports HTTP,HTTPSFTPFTPSSMTP and NNTP. It is an integral part of Windows Server family of products, as well as certain editions of Windows XP,Windows Vista and Windows 7. IIS is not turned on by default when Windows is installed. 

More Info : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_Information_Services 
 
Sakshi a replied to RAMAKRISHNA T on 21-Dec-11 03:06 AM
Internet Information Services (IIS) – formerly called Internet Information Server – is a web server application and set of feature extension modules created by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows.
Jitendra Faye replied to RAMAKRISHNA T on 21-Dec-11 03:18 AM

Purpose

Internet Information Services (IIS) turns a computer into a Web server that can provide World Wide Web publishing services, File Transfer Protocol (FTP) services, Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP) services, and Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) services. You can use IIS to host and manage Web sites and other Internet content once you obtain an IP address, register your domain on a DNS server, and configure your network appropriately. IIS is a component of the Microsoft® Windows® operating system.

The IIS Software Developer Kit (SDK) is a resource for developers who want to create applications that manage an IIS server, or Web applications that run on an IIS server.


Where Applicable

IIS 6.0 is included with Windows Server™ 2003 and is installable via the Add or Remove Programs item in the Control Panel. IIS 6.0 installs in a highly secure state, serving only static HTML content until other features and file types (such as ASP and ISAPI) are enabled.

IIS 5.1 comes with Windows XP Professional and is installable via the Add or Remove Programs item in the Control Panel.

IIS 5.0 comes with Windows 2000 Server and is installed by default. It also comes with Windows 2000 Professional and is installable via the Add or Remove Programs item in the Control Panel.

IIS is also available as a separate product for previous versions of the Windows operating systems, but this SDK covers only versions 5.0, 5.1, and 6.0, with some limited information for IIS 4.0.

Developer Audience

Please see this section in "IIS Administration SDK" and "IIS Web Development SDK" for a list of available technologies and their prerequisites.

Run-Time Requirements

Please see this section in "IIS Administration SDK" and "IIS Web Development SDK" for a list of run-time requirements.

kalpana aparnathi replied to RAMAKRISHNA T on 21-Dec-11 03:22 AM

Internet Information Services 7.0 (IIS 7.0) is Microsoft’s latest version of their web server. IIS has been included with Windows Server since Windows 2000 Server as a Windows Component and since Windows NT as an option. IIS 7.0 is available with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, which is scheduled for release in Q1 2008. IIS 7.0 has gone through a major overhaul and has been completely redesigned from scratch. This has been done to make the most flexible and secure platform for web and application hosting.

IIS 7.0 has been designed to be the most secure and flexible web and application platform from Microsoft. Microsoft has redesigned IIS from the ground and during this process the IIS team has focused on 5 major areas:

  • Security
  • Extensibility
  • Configuration and Deployment
  • Administration and Diagnostics
  • Performance
smr replied to RAMAKRISHNA T on 21-Dec-11 03:29 AM
hi

Internet Information Services (IIS) is Microsoft’s web server. It runs on Windows NT/2000 platforms. It is tightly integrated with the operating system and is relatively easy to administer. It includes programs for building and administering websites, a search engines, and support for writing certain kinds of web-based applications. Our articles help you get the most out of IIS.

DL M replied to RAMAKRISHNA T on 21-Dec-11 03:34 AM
Anoop S replied to RAMAKRISHNA T on 21-Dec-11 04:10 AM
IIS (Internet Information Server) is a group of Internet servers (including a Web or Hypertext Transfer Protocol server and a File Transfer Protocol server) with additional capabilities for Microsoft's Windows NT and Windows 2000 Server operating systems. IIS is Microsoft's entry to compete in the Internet server market that is also addressed by Apache, Sun Microsystems, O'Reilly, and others. With IIS, Microsoft includes a set of programs for building and administering Web sites, a search engine, and support for writing Web-based applications that access database

Microsoft points out that IIS is tightly integrated with the Windows NT and 2000 Servers in a number of ways, resulting in faster Web page serving.

A typical company that buys IIS can create pages for Web sites using Microsoft's Front Page product (with its WYSIWYG user interface). Web developers can use Microsoft's Active Server Page (ASP)technology, which means that applications - including ActiveX controls - can be imbedded in Web pages that modify the content sent back to users. Developers can also write programs that filter requests and get the correct Web pages for different users by using Microsoft's Internet Server Application Program Interface (ISAPI) interface. ASPs and ISAPI programs run more efficiently than common gateway interface (CGI) and server-side include (SSI) programs, two current technologies. (However, there are comparable interfaces on other platforms.)

Microsoft includes special capabilities for server administrators designed to appeal to Internet service providers (ISPs). It includes a single window (or "console") from which all services and users can be administered. It's designed to be easy to add components as snap-ins that you didn't initially install. The administrative windows can be customized for access by individual customers.