IIS Express in relation to Microsoft Webmatrix

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What's the relation of IIS express to Microsoft Webmatrix? Please help. Thanks!

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IIS Express in relation to Microsoft Webmatrix


       IS Express (created by Microsoft and created using C# language) is a web server application which you can test websites created using asp.net or websites also that is written in PHP. IIS stands for Internet Information Server, while the Microsoft WebMatrix is free tool use to build websites. It is free which also created by Microsoft and it can run on windows or Linux platform. So if you will create websites in web matrix tool and want to test it, you can test it in your computer locally using IIS Express server on your windows computer. Hope this explanation helps you.

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IIS Express in relation to Microsoft Webmatrix


Hello Anne,

Microsoft Webmatrix comes with a lightweight version of IIS known as IIS express. IIS express has features similar to IIS 7 and has several advantages (listed below)

  • IIS express is not installed as a service
  • IIS express does not require administrative rights
  • IIS express enables access for multiple users

Below sequence is relevant when WebMatrix is used to create a Site

  • Webmatrix is started and start page is visible. IIS express has not yet started
  • User will create site either from a template or from application gallery. IIS Express is still not started.
  • Once application installation completes, IIS express is started with name of recently installed site. One can check if IIS express started correctly by checking system tray or Webmatrix notification
  • In case of failure/crash of  IIS Express, user will get IIS express error notification
  • If IIS express for a site is fails to start then user can click on “run” to start IIS express with site parameters.
  • IIS express will stop when Webmatrix is closed



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