Internet Information Server definition World-Wide Web
(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.