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Pros
"IIS has a very simple and user-friendly interface, which helps a lot in effective and efficient management.""The interface, simplicity, and ease of management are all good features that make this user-friendly."

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"Tomcat is user-friendly and easy to set up, especially compared to WebLogic or JBoss where some specialty is required. If you are going for Tomcat, you can use their guidelines and can set it up easily.""The most valuable features of this solution are the general web server features.""The most valuable feature of this solution is that it supports Java Enterprise.""The deployment process is very fast.""The most valuable feature is the free EE server.""We chose to use Tomcat because it's perfect compared to other containers that we have tested.""Web apps are very easy to deploy."

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Cons
"Scalability issues and security concerns need attention from Microsoft.""Having no support for other than a Microsoft environment and programming languages limits the usage of IIS in many cases."

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"The interface is not user-friendly.""Technical support is limited.""It would be great if they offered more integration of monitoring tools.""Tomcat is used mainly for database connections. As of now, we configure that environment for any database configuration. But if any utility can integrate where we can pass the database connection as a string of details, then it should encrypt them and keep them inside. From that security perspective, Tomcat requires improvement. They should integrate this security feature.""I would personally like it if the admin console would show more information specifically about memory being used.""The high availability is not as robust as the competition is such as WebLogic and Jboss.""In the solution, we are using the terminal to enter command line codes for operations and management, this is difficult for me. It would be better if we had some administrator UI tools for this."

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  • "This is an open-source product and it's free to use."
  • "We are using the open-source version."
  • "The solution is free."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    IIS is a flexible, secure, and manageable web server to host anything on the web. IIS’s scalable and open architecture can handle the most demanding tasks. From media streaming to web applications… more »
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    IIS has a very simple and user-friendly interface, which helps a lot in effective and efficient management.
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    IIS needs immediate improvements, especially in the area of security management. Having no support for other than a Microsoft environment and programming languages limits the usage of IIS in many… more »
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    The deployment process is very fast.
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    I don't have too much experience with monitoring, however, it's possible it could be improved. It would be great if they offered more integration of monitoring tools. The management maybe can be… more »
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    We primarily use the solution on our main e-commerce web page.
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    Windows Server IIS
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    Overview
    Internet Information Services (IIS) provides a secure, easy-to-manage, modular and extensible platform for reliably hosting websites, services and applications. With IIS, you get choice and control without giving up reliability or security.
    Apache Tomcat is an open source software implementation of the Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket technologies. The Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language and Java WebSocket specifications are developed under the Java Community Process. Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
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    Sample Customers
    Erste Bank Group, NJVC, Samsung Electronics, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Tata Steel Europe, Urban Software Institute
    Walmart.com, The Weather Channel, E*Trade, Delta Virtual Airlines, General Motors, AppFuse, Bonhams, CardinalHealth, CarGurus.com, FarmDirectory.org, Millenium Pharmaceuticals, RecipeLand.com, WebShots, QuickCreative.net, MyOtherDrive
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Transportation Company25%
    Comms Service Provider25%
    Aerospace/Defense Firm13%
    Mining And Metals Company13%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider34%
    Computer Software Company23%
    Financial Services Firm6%
    Government5%
    REVIEWERS
    Financial Services Firm22%
    University11%
    Government11%
    Transportation Company11%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company28%
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Government7%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business43%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise43%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business39%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise44%
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    IIS is ranked 3rd in Application Server with 2 reviews while Tomcat is ranked 4th in Application Server with 7 reviews. IIS is rated 9.0, while Tomcat is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of IIS writes "The interface, simplicity, and ease of management lend flexibility to this configurable solution". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Tomcat writes "User-friendly and easy to set up". IIS is most compared with NGINX Plus, Apache Web Server, Oracle WebLogic Server, IBM WebSphere Application Server and JBoss, whereas Tomcat is most compared with IBM WebSphere Application Server, Oracle WebLogic Server, JBoss, Oracle GlassFish and Caucho Resin. See our IIS vs. Tomcat report.

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