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Internet Information Services (IIS) is the web server that’s included with (and integrated into) Windows. As the application that sits between your web site and the operating system, IIS has a big impact on the performance and scalability of your site.
IIS 7 is included with Windows Server 2008 and some editions of Windows Vista. IIS 7.5 adds a few features to IIS 7 (and changes a few default settings), and is included with Windows Server 2008R2 and some editions of Windows 7. IIS Express is a lightweight, self-contained version of IIS 7.5 that supports web development. It’s included with Visual Studio 11, and is available as a free download for use with Visual Studio 2010. With the release of IIS Express, Microsoft ...