Why will You love hosting ASP.NET Web Application on IIS 8.5?Feb 21, 2015
ASP.NET is one of the most powerful technology for developing web applications , websites and MVC based web applications . With the first time ASP.NET was introduced by Microsoft , there was a big question of hosting it on the server . By considering all the factors and ideas , Microsoft released IIS(Internet Information Services ) or (Internet Information Server) . IIS is basically a web server created for Windows family for hosting web applications to be shared on internet and intranet. IIS 1.0 was initially released as a free add-on for Windows NT 3.5 and later IIS 3.0 was released with the support of ASP.NET API's and hosting. IIS is the most widely used web server for hosting media streaming,web application as well as for services created by WCF(Windows Communication Foundation) . IIS is available with windows operating system which provides in built server feature for hosting the local web applications for testing purpose for which windows users do not require to install any other web server , as we often do with PHP and JSP web applications. Presently we are having latest version of IIS 8.5 in market with Windows Server 2012 and Windows 8.1. IIS is somewhere providing a secure home with full support of .Net API's for ASP.NET web applications . With the help of IIS , you can get the below functionality for our ASP.NET Applications like : A. Speed up your Web site through built-in dynamic caching and enhanced compression. B. IIS maximizes Web server security by default with minimal Web server footprint and automatic application isolation. C.IIS is built with a completely modular architecture, on top of rich extensibility APIs. This enables you to easily add, remove and even replace built-in IIS components with custom modules, specifically suited for customer needs. D. With IIS, you get choice and control without giving up reliability or security. E. Allows to use File Transfer Protocol (FTP) to website owners to upload and download files. F. Take full advantage NUMA hardware, and get optimum performance from your NUMA-enabled server. All over it is a great opportunity for ASP.NET developers to create scalable and rich web applications and host with good speed and security on windows based server(IIS) .