Apache : The Apache HTTP Server, commonly referred to as Apache is a web server software program notable for playing a key role in the initial growth of the World Wide Web.Apache was the first viable alternative to the Netscape Communications Corporation web server (currently named Oracle iPlanet Web Server). Typically Apache is run on a Unix-like operating system,and was developed for use on Linux. Apache is developed and maintained by an open community of developers under the auspices of the Apache Software Foundation.
IIS : Internet Information Services (IIS) – formerly called Internet Information Server – is a web server software application and set of feature extension modules created by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows. IIS 7.5 supports HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, FTPS, SMTP and NNTP. It is an integral part of the Windows Server family of products.
Difference between Apache and IIS :
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