GeoServer vs Microsoft IIS: What are the differences?
GeoServer: An open source server for sharing geospatial data. It is developed, tested, and supported as community-driven project by a diverse group of individuals and organizations. It is designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards; Microsoft IIS: A web server for Microsoft Windows. Internet Information Services (IIS) for Windows Server is a flexible, secure and manageable Web server for hosting anything on the Web. From media streaming to web applications, IIS's scalable and open architecture is ready to handle the most demanding tasks.
GeoServer and Microsoft IIS can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.
GeoServer is an open source tool with 1.59K GitHub stars and 1.31K GitHub forks. Here's a link to GeoServer's open source repository on GitHub.
According to the StackShare community, Microsoft IIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1935 company stacks & 2036 developers stacks; compared to GeoServer, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.
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This is a legacy system requirement. We have some portions of our website written in PHP. Normally this wouldn't be an issue but at the time they decided to use PHP+Windows they were also trying to use MSSQL databases (All the microsoft influence was due to some azure credits the company received early on). The particular driver they ended up picking forced them into using the
mssql_* functions instead of PDO. This meant that the majority of the site used these rather outdated calls and replacing them was a rather large endeavour. So while we migrate some of the PHP backend away to various node.js api systems we are simply sustaining the existing PHP portions.
Web server for our 9 web applications and associated web services and external integrations