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IIS vs. Apache: Which is the right security choice?

Posted on August 10, 2005 in Articles | by

Not long ago, Web administrators didn’t have a great deal of input into their organization’s Web server platform. If they worked in a Windows shop, they ran Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS), while those in Linux/Unix shops were tied to Apache, and never the twain did meet. However, times have changed and the Apache HTTP Server Project has broken down the walls by releasing a Windows distribution of the Web server that traces its historic roots to the original NCSA httpd server. There are now two “big kids on the block” and Windows administrators, at least, have some flexibility. (Don’t expect Microsoft to release IIS for Linux anytime soon!)

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Published in SearchSecurity on 08/10/05


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