The Web Server (IIS) role in Windows Server 2012 R2 provides a modular and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services, and applications. IIS enables businesses to share information with users on the Internet, a corporate intranet, or a company extranet. IIS is a secure and easy-to-manage unified web platform that integrates IIS, ASP.NET, FTP services, PHP, and Windows Communication Foundation (WCF).

Previous enhancements to IIS

IIS 8.0 in Windows Server 2012 introduced a number of new capabilities that made the Microsoft web server a highly scalable and elastic platform for cloud computing. The results were beneficial to a wide spectrum of customers ranging from an enterprise hosting line of business (LOB) applications ...

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