IIS Administration API

FINALLY! Microsoft decided to make our life much easier by introducing IIS Administration API. Even though there are many methods that can be used to manage IIS(appcmd, .Net, Powershell, GUI, etc..) all of them are “closed”. IIS Administration API is an open and standard REST API interface that can be consumed regardless of the management […]

Block failed FTP logins in IIS 7 and 7.5

I have been administering Windows hosting servers for over 7 years now and one thing that really made me angry is the lack of BASIC security features in Microsoft’s FTP server. Blocking the IP addresses based on the number of failed login is an ESSENTIAL feature for any FTP server, but it seems Microsoft doesn’t […]

Websitepanel 1.2.1 with Windows Server 2012, IIS8 and MSSQL 2012 – part 1

First of all, you need to know that this project will be described in two or three posts, since there is a lot of stuff to cover. In this first, introductory post, I will only give you  rough details of the modifications we did,  and  most important, why we did them in the first place. […]

Parse old log files with Awstats

From time to time I need to import old log files from IIS to our statistics software ( Awstats ) and pretty often I need to do that with lots of .log files. Instead of doing it manually, I wrote a really simple script that will do that for us.   BEFORE runing the script […]