From the Back Cover
Microsoft¿s Internet Information Server 6 is an Internet server program that works with the Windows Server 2003 operating system. IIS is Microsoft¿s answer in the Internet server market to Apache, the open source and #1 Internet server in use. In the US 9.7 million servers run IIS (28 percent of the market) powering 5.3 million .com domains. Delivered as a fee add-on for the Windows 2003 Server, IIS 6 is a major upgrade from version 5 with increased security, better .NET programming integration, and stronger abilities to work with non-Microsoft languages and servers. Companies using IIS Server as part of their backend systems include: Krispy Kreme, AT&T, Home Shopping Network, Rolling Stone.com, plus many others.
About the Author
Martin C. Brown is a former IT director with experience in cross-platform integration. A keen developer, he has produced dynamic sites for blue-chip customers, including HP and Oracle, and is the technical director of Foodware.net. Now a freelance writer and consultant, MC, as he is better known, works closely with Microsoft as a Subject Matter Expert (SME), is the LAMP technologies editor for LinuxWorld magazine, has regular article spots on ServerWatch.com and IBM DeveloperWorks, is a core member of the AnswerSquad.com team, and has written books such as XML Processing with Perl, Python, and PHP and portions of Apache 2.0: The Complete Reference. MC can be contacted at email@example.com, or through his Web site at http://www.mcslp.com.