(IIS) Microsoft's web server
and FTP server
for Windows NT
IIS is intended to meet the needs of a range of users: from workgroups and departments on a corporate intranet
that receive millions of hits
Features include innovative web publishing, customisable tools, wizards
, customisable management tools, flexible administration options, and analysis tools.
IIS makes it easy to share documents and information across a company intranet or the Internet
, and is completely integrated with Windows NT Directory Services
IIS 1.0 was released for Windows NT 3.51
and had a limited feature set.
IIS 2.0 was released with Windows NT 4.0
with a similar feature set to IIS 1.0.
IIS 3.0 quickly followed with many additions including Active Server Pages
IIS 4.0 is built into Windows NT Server 4.0
. It includes ASP 2.0, ISAPI and ADO 1.5.
Rival servers include Apache
and Netscape Enterprise Server