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Which is the Best Web Server?

Hello expert,

I am going to host a website, but I don’t know which one is better, Apache or IIS?

Which of them has better performance? More security? Easier to use?

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It is impossible to make such comparison without a context. For your specific site, set up both and use performance testing to find the better one.

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SamWu-MSFT answered SamWu-MSFT edited

@uuuk-5175

They have their own advantages and disadvantages, but I recommend you to use iis, IIS is the software pack developed by Microsoft to provide their Windows operating system the ability to host internet services. IIS is second only to HTTP as the most used HTTP server in the world.

The clear advantage with running IIS is the fact most people are already familiar with the Windows operating system and IIS would be a lot easier to learn for Windows users. IIS also comes with the support of the .NET Framework released by Microsoft. Support for IIS is provided by Microsoft which is an assurance that you would have answers to your problems direct from here.

More information about IIS vs Apache you can refer to this link: IIS vs Apache.


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