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GlassFish vs Microsoft IIS: What are the differences?

Developers describe GlassFish as "The Open Source Java EE Reference Implementation". An Application Server means, It can manage Java EE applications You should use GlassFish for Java EE enterprise applications. The need for a seperate Web server is mostly needed in a production environment. On the other hand, Microsoft IIS is detailed as "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.

GlassFish and Microsoft IIS can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.

According to the StackShare community, Microsoft IIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1935 company stacks & 2036 developers stacks; compared to GlassFish, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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What is GlassFish?

An Application Server means, It can manage Java EE applications You should use GlassFish for Java EE enterprise applications. The need for a seperate Web server is mostly needed in a production environment.

What is Microsoft IIS?

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.
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        What are some alternatives to GlassFish and Microsoft IIS?
        Apache Tomcat
        Apache Tomcat powers numerous large-scale, mission-critical web applications across a diverse range of industries and organizations.
        Wildfly
        It is a flexible, lightweight, managed application runtime that helps you build amazing applications. It supports the latest standards for web development.
        JBoss
        An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity.
        nginx
        nginx [engine x] is an HTTP and reverse proxy server, as well as a mail proxy server, written by Igor Sysoev. According to Netcraft nginx served or proxied 30.46% of the top million busiest sites in Jan 2018.
        Apache HTTP Server
        The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful and flexible HTTP/1.1 compliant web server. Originally designed as a replacement for the NCSA HTTP Server, it has grown to be the most popular web server on the Internet.
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        Avatar of AngeloR
        AngeloR uses Microsoft IISMicrosoft IIS

        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.

        Avatar of Analytical Informatics
        Analytical Informatics uses GlassFishGlassFish

        J2EE application server to handle JDBC connection pooling, shared SDK, JDNI resources, etc. and host our JVM-based web applications (primarily Rails via JRuby).

        Avatar of Performance Assessment Network (PAN)
        Performance Assessment Network (PAN) uses Microsoft IISMicrosoft IIS

        Web server for our 9 web applications and associated web services and external integrations

        Avatar of David Flynn
        David Flynn uses Microsoft IISMicrosoft IIS

        We host our ASP.NET Core APIs on Windows Server 2016 / IIS.

        Avatar of Yue Wang
        Yue Wang uses Microsoft IISMicrosoft IIS

        Web Server. Deployed on Windows 2012 r2.

        Avatar of Proactima Solutions AS
        Proactima Solutions AS uses Microsoft IISMicrosoft IIS

        Our web frontends are running on IIS

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