Which of the following is a web server application and set of feature extension modules created by
Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows?
A. Secure Sockets Layer
B. File Transfer Protocol
C. Internet Information Services
D. World Wide Web
Internet Information Services (IIS) is a web server application and set of feature extension modules created
by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows. It is the world’s second most popular web server in terms of
overall websites behind the industry leader Apache HTTP Server.
A: The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a commonly-used protocol for managing the security of a message
transmission on the Internet. SSL has recently been succeeded by Transport Layer Security (TLS), which is
based on SSL. SSL uses a program layer located between the Internet’s Hypertext Transfer Protocol
(HTTP) and Transport Control Protocol (TCP) layers. URLs that require an SSL connection start with https:
instead of http:.
B: File Transfer Protocol (FTP) is a standard network protocol used to copy a file from one host to another
over a TCP/IP-based network, such as the Internet. FTP is built on a client- server architecture and utilizes
separate control and data connections between the client and server applications, which solves the problem
of different end host configurations (i.e., Operating System, file names). FTP is used with user-based
password authentication or with anonymous user access.
D: The World Wide Web is abbreviated as WWW and commonly known as the Web. It is a system of
interlinked hypertext documents that can be accessed through the Internet. With WWW, anyone can view
Web pages that contain text, images, videos, and other multimedia and navigate between them using