ArcGIS GIS Server is the ArcGIS Server licensing role you'll use for many of the ArcGIS Server capabilities that were available prior to ArcGIS 10.5.
ArcGIS GIS Server is offered in three editions. Each successive edition offers additional functionality. You must apply the same ArcGIS GIS Server license edition to each machine in your site.
- Basic—The Basic edition of ArcGIS GIS Server includes geodatabase management and the ability to publish feature services for map visualization and query (no editing). You also get the geometry service and the ability to publish geodata services. This edition cannot be deployed with Portal for ArcGIS.
- Standard—With the Standard edition, you get everything in the Basic edition, plus all the GIS web service types offered by ArcGIS GIS Server. This allows you to web-enable your maps and more. You can support web-based editing using feature services and publish geoprocessing services from any tool included in ArcGIS Desktop Standard. Optional extensions are available for purchase. Finally, you can implement Portal for ArcGIS to share maps, apps, and other geographic information with everyone in your organization.
- Advanced—With the Advanced edition, you get everything in the Standard edition, plus the ability to publish geoprocessing services from any tool included in ArcGIS Desktop Advanced. Additional capabilities for geostatistical models and spatial analyst tools are also included with the Advanced edition. All other extensions are optionally available for purchase. You can implement Portal for ArcGIS to share maps, apps, and other geographic information with everyone in your organization.
ArcGIS GIS Server is also the licensing role needed to deploy a hosting server for Portal for ArcGIS.