Today, I‘m in
Windows Server 2008 improves upon so many areas, but the most exciting features for Rackspace are in the new IIS 7.0.
Here are just few of the improvements to IIS:
- Easier configuration through new admin interface and command line tools
- Shared, centralized configuration across a web farm (in XML format)
- Delegated administration and xcopy deploy
- Capable of hosting more sites with better isolation
- Easier to troubleshoot and locate problem sites
- FastCGI for better PHP performance
- Much improved FTP server
Because we are a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and 3-times have been awarded the Microsoft Hosting Partner of the Year, Microsoft asked us to be a crucial part of the testing and launch. We have been working along side Microsoft for more than a year to prepare for this launch and have successfully beta-tested with a number of customers without problems. In fact, our friends over at Mosso are already running IIS7 in production today. When I get back from LA, I’ll see if there’s anything more to post about the official launch.
Until then, check out our official press release here for more details.