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The Complete Guide to Windows Server 2008 by John Savill

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Chapter 24. Internet Information Services

Internet Information Services (IIS) is a rich platform for delivering Internet-enabled content, both internally and externally. IIS acts as a dependency for many other roles and features within Windows Server 2008 in that it provides Web and Web protocol-enabled services. It is also an area of constant evolution on the server and, to a lesser extent, the client.

IIS is a powerful platform for applications and services that do not have to be Microsoft based. Although IIS 7.0 (the version included in Windows Server 2008) is highly integrated with .NET, other types of language are supported, such as Personal Home Page (PHP), which is fully supported on IIS 7.0. IIS is a huge topic as both a Web server and ...

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