Overview of IIS 6.0
Updated: August 22, 2005
Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 with SP1
IIS 6.0 with Windows Server 2003 provides integrated, reliable, scalable, secure, and manageable Web server capabilities over an intranet or the Internet. IIS is a stable and secure platform for running dynamic network applications. Organizations of all sizes use IIS to host and manage Web sites on the Internet or on their intranets, to host and manage FTP sites, and to route news or mail by using the Network News Transfer Protocol (NNTP) and the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP).
IIS 6.0 takes advantage of the latest Web standards like ASP.NET, XML, and Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) for the development, implementation, and management of Web applications. IIS 6.0 includes new features that are designed to help organizations, IT professionals, and Web administrators achieve their goals of performance, reliability, scalability, and security for potentially thousands of Web sites hosted on a single server or on multiple servers.