What Is IIS?
Internet Information Services is a system role that is bundled with all Microsoft Windows products, and it includes a web server known as Internet Information Services (IIS). IIS was defined by Microsoft in 1999 and is installed on Microsoft products.
Internet Information Services is a server role for Microsoft Windows Server products that handles the delivery of website content to end users. It has been bundled with Windows Server for some decades. It is the processor that hosts web applications as a web server. Consider it a mediator, in charge of processing application communications from standard TCP ports. For example, the default port for HTTPS communication is 443, while the default port for HTTP traffic is 80.
A web request is the term used to describe traffic that enters the IIS web server.
How IIS Processes Requests
A typical web server can employ one of two processing algorithms. In general, it can either process the requests in a single thread or generate a new thread for each request. IIS employs the thread-per-request approach, which involves accessing a thread pool and acquiring a new thread for each request.
Requests are often handled on a request-response basis. The client submits a request on the server and waits until the server responds. The HTTP protocol is commonly used to carry out internet communication between a client and a web server.
Available IIS Versions
Characteristics of IIS Web server
How to Install an IIS Server
The setup method is the same whether you install IIS on Windows 7, 8, or 10. As IIS is a Windows feature, there isn’t much installation required to get it up and operating.
In Windows 10, you just need to go to the control panel, where you may toggle Windows features on and off. Alternatively, you may type “Turn win” into the Windows key at any time and get a “best match” result with a link to “Turn Windows features on or off.”
This is a quick way to get from the main screen to your destination without having to navigate through the control panel.