Microsoft IIS

microsoft IIS

Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) is a general-purpose Windows web server. LANs (Local Area Networks) such as corporate intranets and WANs (Wide Area Networks), such as the internet, are connected to the IIS, which accepts and responds to client requests. As a result, developers can create and share websites, applications, and virtual directories. In addition, it hosts user applications, websites, and other standard services needed by users.

In addition to file exchanges such as downloads, uploads, images files, HTML pages, and text documents, a web server provides users with information in several different formats. Furthermore, as middleware and back-end applications interface, web servers often provide sophisticated and highly interactive websites.

The IIS web server has its helpdesk that manages and resolves issues, while its users almost entirely support the Apache web server. In addition, IIS offers better security features than Apache, making it a more efficient and secure option.

How Microsoft IIS works?

Several different protocols and languages are used to make it work. There are a variety of elements that can be created using HTML. For example, text, buttons, hyperlinks, and direct/indirect behavior are some examples of direct/indirect behavior. To exchange information between two or more servers and users, HTTP (or Hyper Text Transfer Protocol) is used to exchange communication between them.

How do harden the IIS to avoid security breaches?

The following are some of the methods that can be used to harden the IIS to prevent security breaches from happening in the future:

There are many off-springs or languages of Microsoft that can also be integrated with Internet Information Services, such as ASPX, the scripting language used by Microsoft to build web pages. Compared to the Apache web server, the security features of IIS are more reliable, making it a better choice for web servers than Apache web servers.

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