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IIS Boosted in Win Server 2012

IIS is, by most accounts, a pretty good Web server. But when it comes to market share, it pales in comparison to Apache (and probably will for the next decade). It's tough to compete with free, especially when the free is so darn good.

You think Microsoft is going to give up? Not on your life. The next dynamic Web duo is Windows Server 2012 and IIS 8.0, which will come after the current 7.5.

Many of the improvements Microsoft recently touted come from Win Server 2012 itself, such as hooks to Azure and better scalability. As for IIS 8.0, here's what we know: The Web server can tightly control how it exploits processors through "throttle," which lets admins decide how much of the CPU IIS should hog, and "ThrottleUnderLoad," where the system itself adjusts depending how much load the CPU is under.

There are also a bevy of security boost and tweaks to exploit multicore processors.

What Web server do you use and why? Answers welcome at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 08/20/2012 at 1:19 PM


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