Microsoft IIS vs SharePoint: What are the differences?
What is 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.
What is SharePoint? Content collaboration for the modern workplace. It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
Microsoft IIS can be classified as a tool in the "Web Servers" category, while SharePoint is grouped under "File Storage".
According to the StackShare community, Microsoft IIS has a broader approval, being mentioned in 1498 company stacks & 314 developers stacks; compared to SharePoint, which is listed in 8 company stacks and 6 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 This meant that the majority of the site used these rather outdated calls and replacing them was a rather large endeavour.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