October 2004 Netcraft Survey Highlights
The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its October 2004 survey from 55,388,466 sites. This is nearly 1 million more sites than responded in September. Results for the October 2004 Netcraft Web Server Survey are in and measure responses from nearly 55.4 million sites. These results represent the 21st consecutive month of growth, with Apache and IIS again dominating.
October was the 21st consecutive month of growth for the Web. The upswing began in February 2003 when the survey measured 35.8 million sites.
Although October brought yet another peak in the number of responses received, the top-four players, Apache, Microsoft (which includes Microsoft-Internet-Information-Server, Microsoft-IIS, Microsoft-IIS-W, Microsoft-PWS-95, and Microsoft-PWS), Sun (which includes SunONE, iPlanet-Enterprise, Netscape-Enterprise, Netscape-FastTrack, Netscape-Commerce, Netscape-Communications, Netsite-Commerce, and Netsite-Communications), and Zeus again remained flat, seeing growth of 0.07 percent, -0.05 percent, -0.03 percent, -0.03 percent, respectively.
Of the sites surveyed, 27,625,687, or 49.88 percent, had .com domains; 3,412,404, or about 6.16 percent, had .uk domains.
|Market Share||No. of Sites
With .com domains
|Enterprise for NetWare||5,461||0.01%||1,582|
|Netscape FastTrack Server||4,297||0.01%||1,691|