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

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 37.5% share…

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Automating IIS configuration with .Net

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 sites, creating app…

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IIS log size–under your control!

Logging the traffic coming into a website is very important, but on a busy site, the log can generates many gigabytes of data every day, making it hard to control disk-space and prevent the drives from filling up. As a result, many users turn off logging completely, although this can make it impossible to track down suspicious or…

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More info about HeartBleed

After my blog post on the topic, questions continue to flow about the effect it has on Windows, Azure and IIS. A lot of the question really show how confusing SSL technology is to many people. Much has been written about HeartBleed, and it wouldn't be right to just repeat it all, so for those…

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IIS Manager reaches out into the cloud!

Most people think Azure’s portal is terrific, and especially the new version, but for those of us who have been using IIS Manager to operate their local servers, using the same familiar interface to manage their cloud has been high on the wishlist. Recently, we finally made it happen, and you can now control your…

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Information about HeartBleed and IIS

The Heartbleed vulnerability in OpenSSL (CVE-2014-0160) has received a significant amount of attention recently. While the discovered issue is specific to OpenSSL, many customers are wondering whether this affects Microsoft’s offerings, specifically Windows and IIS.  Microsoft Account and Microsoft Azure, along with most Microsoft Services, were not impacted by the OpenSSL vulnerability. Windows’ implementation of…

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Top support solutions!

Having been around for so long, and encompassing so many technologies, information about using IIS and solving problems is more than abundant. The IIS.Net website alone has thousands of article, which can make it challenging to find what you need. To make things easier for IIS and other products, Microsoft support has setup a new…

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Huge growth in Microsoft’s market share for web servers!

Millions of people out there are using IIS to host their websites, but we all know it’s not the only product on the market. For many years, Apache was leading with a significant margin, but things are finally starting to change. According to NetCraft, a research company from the UK which specializes in analyzing the…

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Ace the Azure test!

Well…this isn’t really about any test, but keeping the massive range of things Azure web sites can do and how to do them in one’s head could be challenging. Luckily, Cory Fowler, one of Azure’s best evangelists has built this fantastic informational gold-mine! Fowler’s http://windowsazurewebsitescheatsheet.info/ allows you to explore this in a friendly and intuitive…

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Where did my visitors go?!

For anyone who owns a website, a top-priority is usually driving traffic up. Whether it’s a content-based site like a blog or forum, or a sales-driven site like an online store, we all want as many people as possible to visit our sites. Most hosting solutions offer some kind of access to information about visitors…

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