December 2004 Netcraft Survey Highlights

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Dec 7, 2004


The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its December 2004 survey from 56,923,737 sites. This is nearly 808,722 more sites than responded in November. The December 2004 Netcraft Web Server Survey measures responses from nearly 57 million sites. These results bring a new peak in the number of sites measured. Apache and IIS again dominated.

December was the 23rd consecutive month of growth for the Web. The upswing began in February 2003 when the survey measured 35.8 million sites.

Although December 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, -0.06 percent, 0.04 percent, -0.11 percent, respectively.

Of the sites surveyed, 28,501,351, or 50.07 percent, had .com domains; 3,356,408, or about 5.90 percent, had .uk domains.

December Results

Server No. of
Sites
Market Share No. of Sites
With .com domains
Apache 38,614,67367.84%18,331,073
Microsoft-IIS 12,062,29421.19%6,875,890
Netscape-Enterprise 1,793,0323.15% 1,110,145
Unknown 1,356,6232.38%742,719
Zeus 687,5081.21%347,080
Rapidsite 364,1010.64% 224,905
tigershark 245,1970.43%185,382
thttpd 224,7850.39%3,998
Lotus Domino 90,0020.16%30,491
WebSTAR 58,2470.10%33,160
Stronghold 34,2480.06%21,876
Zope 32,8130.06%7,866
WebSite 24,5480.04%11,606
WebSitePro 24,3320.04% 12,306
4D_WebSTAR_S 14,9540.03%7,039
Sun-ONE-Web-Server 14,117 0.02% 6,320
WN 11,7790.02% 2,094
JRun 9,807 0.02%9,517
WebLogic 8,5870.02%5,329
AOLServer 8,224 0.01%3,897
Orion 6,876 0.01% 4,066
Oracle9iAS 5,8640.01%2,696
Enterprise for NetWare 5,7190.01%1,498
Squid 5,6560.01%925
Roxen WebServer 5,5600.01%2,105
Sambar 5,3480.01% 2,071
Xitami 4,346 0.01%2,340
Netscape FastTrack Server 4,079 0.01%1,634
NCSA HTTPd 1,9810.00%471

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