Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I've got an application I wrote (with cakephp) for the lamp stack and I'm moving it to a windows server. I'm having a lot of trouble with apache for windows (memory and cpu issues) so I would like to use the existing installation of IIS v6 but it seems to lack any url rewriting ability. I have found expensive addins (isapi) but I don't know enough about IIS or the programs around it to know if any are a good idea.

What works and has simple or compatible to mod_rewrite rules that is hopefully free?

share|improve this question
up vote 7 down vote accepted

If you will need more control over the process, or simply want to learn more, check also these links:

share|improve this answer
You can check the doc for IIRF online. And yes, IIRF is free. – Cheeso Jul 15 '09 at 11:43

There's an open source project on codeplex called Ionics Isapi Rewrite Filter which is free to use. It's compatible with IIS 6 as well.

share|improve this answer

Fastream IQProxy is the best soultion with II6s without Apache . Since isapi is no longer packaged with PHP in PHP and replaced with fastcgi

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.