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JBoss vs Microsoft IIS: What are the differences?

Developers describe JBoss as "An open-source Java EE-based application server". An application platform for hosting your apps that provides an innovative modular, cloud-ready architecture, powerful management and automation, and world class developer productivity. 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.

JBoss and Microsoft IIS can be primarily classified as "Web Servers" tools.

Microsoft, MIT, and Starbucks are some of the popular companies that use Microsoft IIS, whereas JBoss is used by Kanteron Systems, Syonet, and Tarya P2P. Microsoft IIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1498 company stacks & 314 developers stacks; compared to JBoss, which is listed in 14 company stacks and 3 developer stacks.

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I am diving into web development, both front and back end. I feel comfortable with administration, scripting and moderate coding in bash, Python and C++, but I am also a Windows fan (i love inner conflict). What are the votes on web servers? IIS is expensive and restrictive (has Windows adoption of open source changed this?) Apache has the history but seems to be at the root of most of my Infosec issues, and I know nothing about nginx (is it too new to rely on?). And no, I don't know what I want to do on the web explicitly, but hosting and data storage (both cloud and tape) are possibilities. Ready, aim fire!

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Simon Aronsson
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I would pick nginx over both IIS and Apace HTTP Server any day. Combine it with docker, and as you grow maybe even traefik, and you'll have a really flexible solution for serving http content where you can take sites and projects up and down without effort, easily move it between systems and dont have to handle any dependencies on your actual local machine.

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Pros of JBoss
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    • 82
      Great with .net
    • 53
      I'm forced to use iis
    • 25
      Use nginx
    • 18
      Azure integration
    • 14
      Best for ms technologyes ms bullshit
    • 10
      Fast
    • 6
      Performance
    • 6
      Reliable
    • 4
      Powerful
    • 3
      Webserver
    • 3
      Simple to configure
    • 2
      Easy setup
    • 1
      Охуенный
    • 1
      Shipped with Windows Server
    • 1
      Ssl integration
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      1
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      Security
    • 1
      I am not forced to use iis anymore :)

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        Had to stuck on MS stack

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      What is 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.

      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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