A Web server is a program that uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) to serve the files that form Web pages to users, in response to their requests, which are forwarded by their computers’ HTTP clients.
Discuss the differences between IIS, Apache HTTP Server and Nginx for hosting a website.
With all the free and paid web servers available today, which would you choose to host a website for Open University Malaysia (OUM)? Justify your answer with THREE reasons complete with an example for each reason discussed.
Similar to Apache, Microsoft IIS Server includes features as extensions. The applications are made using ASP.NET and MSSQL databases. Consumes less CPU and has better response time and can handle more requests per second. nginx has the upper hand with dynamic content and salient features.