• Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint

IIS

Microsoft's Internet Information Services (IIS) is one of the most popular Web servers on the Internet today. Market share surveys, for example www.netcraft.com/survey, indicate that IIS is behind roughly 30% of all Web sites on the Internet, and is second in popularity only to the Apache Web server, which runs on Linux, Windows, and several versions of Unix. IIS is actually more than just a Web server, however. Included in the package is an FTP server, an SMTP mail transport server, and other features that assist in the support and development of Web sites rich in content and presentation. IIS is also closely integrated into the Windows operating system. This enables IIS to make use of services offered by Windows, such as the security features of the NTFS file system and the Indexing Service, among others.

In this chapter you'll learn how to install IIS on a Windows XP Professional computer (IIS is not available on the Windows XP Home Edition). You'll also learn how to configure IIS components, and get a quick overview of some of the programming features that can be used with IIS, including scripting in ASP and other languages. If you are already familiar with using a Web browser, this chapter will take you behind the scenes to show you how it's all done.


PREVIEW

                                                                          

Not a subscriber?

Start A Free Trial


  
  • Creative Edge
  • Create BookmarkCreate Bookmark
  • Create Note or TagCreate Note or Tag
  • PrintPrint