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There's life left in IIS

INTERNET Information Server (IIS) don’t get no respect. Microsoft’s Web server software suffered a heavy blow to its reputation when the Code Red and Nimda worms exploited weaknesses in millions of IIS installations in the summer of 2001. Wags said the IIS acronym really stood for “It Isn’t Secure.” Research group Gartner published a widely reported recommendation in September of that year, saying users should “immediately investigate alternatives to IIS.” (See www3.gartner.com/resources/101000/101034/101034.pdf.) Perhaps as a result, Microsoft’s offering has shown a big decline in the closely followed Netcraft survey of Web domains. IIS peaked at a 35 percent market share in March 2002, then declined to under 28 percent by the end of the year. Meanwhile, Apache servers — which always outnumbered IIS on a per-domain basis — are running almost 63 percent of the sites in the world and growing (www.netcraft.com/survey). Full Story

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