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IIS is now the market leader with a 37.5% share of all sites

Friday August 1, 2014 by Erez's IIS Blog

A few months ago, I reported about the growth of sites running on IIS, which was edging closer and closer to Apache's market share. This month (July 2014), NetCraft's web server survey confirms that this has finally happened and IIS is now the market leader with close to 374 millions sites and a...

Automating IIS configuration with .Net

Wednesday July 2, 2014 by Erez's IIS Blog

Configuring websites can be a tedious task, especially if you have large systems to manage, such as hosting providers do. If you are tired of doing this sort of thing manually, Visual Studio Magazine has published a detailed guide on using .Net code to do this for you.This allows creating new sit...

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WordPress IIS and PNG Not Showing Up Headaches

Wednesday September 3, 2014 by Ponderings - Various Topical Thoughts by Brad Kingsley » IIS


Okay, this bit me again today, and I didn’t remember the solution from previous research so I had to research it again. That to me means I need to write it up in a blog post. :) I’m running WordPress...

Managing IIS Logs with GZipStream

Thursday August 28, 2014 by Peter Viola » IIS


Depending on how many sites your Windows web server is hosting maintaining IIS logs can be a challenge. IIS logs provide valuable insight into the traffic your sites are experiencing as well as detailed SEO metrics and performance data. A typical web server will have just enough free disk space for future growth needs but ultimately will be limited by the capacity of drives in the server. If le...

3 Steps to Securing FTP on IIS 8

Thursday August 7, 2014 by Peter Viola » IIS


The FTP protocol is some 43 years old now. Yet it continues to be one of the most widely used file transfer technologies available. Over the years it has been shown to be vulnerable to brute force attacks, packet capture, and other attack vectors. Fortunately with IIS 8 on Windows Server 2012 your FTP server doesn’t have to be vulnerable. It goes without saying that FTP Authentication and Autho...

Preventing Automated Attacks with IIS Dynamic IP Restrictions

Monday August 4, 2014 by Peter Viola » IIS


Another one of the great built-in features of IIS 8 is Dynamic IP Restrictions (DIPR). With a few simple configuration steps you can quickly set limits for blocking IP addresses based on the number of concurrent requests or frequency of requests over a period time. With these parameters in place IIS will take over blocking requests unattended thereby making your server more secure. Before DIPR....