lighttpd vs Microsoft IIS: What are the differences?
lighttpd: A secure, fast, compliant, and very flexible web-server that has been optimized for high-performance environments. lighttpd has a very low memory footprint compared to other webservers and takes care of cpu-load. Its advanced feature-set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression, URL-Rewriting and many more) make lighttpd the perfect webserver-software for every server that suffers load problems; 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.
lighttpd and Microsoft IIS can be categorized as "Web Servers" tools.
"Lightweight" is the primary reason why developers consider lighttpd over the competitors, whereas "Great with .net" was stated as the key factor in picking Microsoft IIS.
Intuit, Accolade, and CampusBookRentals are some of the popular companies that use Microsoft IIS, whereas lighttpd is used by WhatsApp, Frame, and Fusionbox. Microsoft IIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1498 company stacks & 312 developers stacks; compared to lighttpd, which is listed in 15 company stacks and 4 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 This meant that the majority of the site used these rather outdated calls and replacing them was a rather large endeavour.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