IIS URL Rewriting The basic idea of URL rewriting is not a new concept. It was introduced in the Apache Web server about a decade ago. Since then it has proven to be a very useful tool for Web server administrators and Web developers. Many popular applications that are hosted on Apache now rely on URL rewriting to enable support for “clean” URLs. The concept of URL rewriting is simple. When a client sends a request to the Web server for a particular URL, the URL rewriting module analyzes the requested URL and changes it to a different URL on … Click here to continue reading.