FastCGI for IIS is Released, PHP On IIS Faster Than On Apache
Microsoft has released FastCGI for IIS. Also did you know that PHP on IIS is about 10-15% faster than on Apache(Linux). Here a list of guides to installing Popular Open Source Php Applications on IIS. You can install IIS only If You have Windows XP Professional version. Here is a guide to installing WordPress on IIS, there don’t seem to be any extra steps involved in getting it to run and install successfully. Looks like Apache is in for some tough competition, it has been steadly losing market share to IIS this year and there are other web servers that run PHP faster.
With Microsoftâ€™s implementation of the FastCGI open standard, IT Professionals will be able to host PHP applications on Windows ServerÂ® 2003 and IIS 6 with increased reliability, scalability, and security. Customers also know that they will be able to count on Microsoft to stand by and service the Microsoft FastCGI Extension. By supporting the open standard, Microsoft has made it possible for PHP and other CGI compliant languages to be hosted efficiently and effectively on Windows Server 2003 and IIS.