Internet Information Services (IIS) is a web server created by Microsoft for use with Microsoft Windows.

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No one likes downtime. It is stressful for managers, operations, and developers. Downtime is frustrating and confusing for users of a site, whether or not the “down for maintenance” page is live.


There are several places that control how much content you can send to the server and over the years this setting has changed in a number of ways. The places where it's configured is not super obvious and they can be fluid because some of these features are optionally installed IIS features.