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Microsoft IIS vs. Nginx , which is better?

Internet Information Services is an extensible web server created by Microsoft for use with the Windows NT family. IIS supports HTTP, HTTP/2, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP.

Nginx is a web server which can also be used as a reverse proxy, load balancer, mail proxy and HTTP cache. The software was created by Igor Sysoev and first publicly released in 2004.

Microsoft IIS and Nginx Reviews

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Nginx

It has all the minimum requirement which are needed to getting started with your application. Flexible and ease of using while using as UI server with multiple backend endpoint management. Installation is super easy. The Docker version is also very useful and helpful to start and ship the solution in minimum time. Good community support. Flexible configuration.

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Nginx

As far as I have used, there is no advance cacheing mechanism which can be tuned or customised according to the need. Also, it would be good if there are some third party plugin and integration for cashing images and other resources.

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Nginx

The configuration can be a bit tricky. Most web applications are ready to be deployed using Apache and you have to play with the nginx configuration to get it to work. If you want it to work with something like PHP, you have to have PHP running as a server and cant just be loaded into Nginx as a module.

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Nginx

Nginx is very stable and uses less memory then other web servers. Most content delivery networks and large volume websites use nginx because of its speed. You can easily set it up as a reverse proxy, which is having it run as a webserver that acts as a bridge and connects to another web server.

Difference and similar

Developer

Microsoft IIS

Microsoft

Nginx

Igor Sysoev

Source model

Microsoft IIS

Closed

Nginx

Open Source

Written in

Microsoft IIS

C++

Nginx

C

Price

Microsoft IIS

Nginx

$ 0

Stable release

Microsoft IIS

29 July 2015

Nginx

17 April 2018

Initial release

Microsoft IIS

May 30, 1995

Nginx

4 October 2004

OS Supported

Microsoft IIS

Windows NT

Nginx

  • BSD variants
  • HP-UX
  • IBM AIX
  • Linux
  • macOS
  • Solaris
  • Windows

Available language

Microsoft IIS

Same languages as Windows

Nginx

English

Website

Microsoft IIS

iis.net

Nginx

nginx.org