An introduction to Internet Information Services (IIS)?

Today we are going to discuss IIS and clear up any confusion around it.

IIS is the abbreviation for Internet Information Services. IIS is a generalized multi purpose web-server which runs on Windows servers in order to serve HTML pages.

An IIS web server takes requests from clients and in response serves the correct information across the network. It works similarly for both local area networks or the world wide web.


Web servers provide a lot of functionality for businesses including sometimes being used as portals for applications that tie back-end applications together.

How it works

IIS works through a variety of languages and protocols such as HTML (hyper text markup language) for image placement, buttons, text, and hyperlinks. It uses HTTP (hyper text transfer protocol) and HTTPS (hyper text transfer protocol over secure socket layer) to exchange info between different servers. It uses FTP (file transfer protocol) and FTPS (file transfer protocol using secure socket layer) for file transfer. SMTP (simple mail transfer protocol) is used for sending and receiving email and lastly, network news transfer protocol is used for Usenet.


ASP.NET Core framework is the newest generation on ASP (active server pages). It is a script engine used on servers to create interactive webpages. It can be used to create anything from blogs to content management systems. For more information about ASP check out our past blog discussing it.

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