February 2005 Netcraft Survey Highlights

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Feb 1, 2005


The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its February 2005 survey from 59,100,880 sites. This is nearly 906,044 more sites than responded in January. Results for the February 2005 Netcraft Web Server Survey are in and measure responses from more than 59 million sites. Apache and IIS again dominated, and Apache broke the 40-million deployment mark.

February is the 25th consecutive month of growth for the Web. The upswing began exactly two years ago when the survey measured 35.8 million sites. This month, the number of Apache-powered Web sites exceeded 40 million for the first time.

Although February 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 0.40 percent, -0.01 percent, -0.03 percent, -0.14 percent, respectively.

Of the sites surveyed, 29,706,420, or 50.26 percent, had .com domains; 3,602,182 or about 6.09 percent, had .uk domains.

December Results
Server No. of
Sites
Market Share No. of Sites
With .com domains
Apache 40,681,14068.83%19,467,364
Microsoft-IIS 12,321,77920.85% 6,989,377
Netscape-Enterprise 1,814,6013.07%1,131,086
Unknown 1,508,368 2.55%839,038
Zeus 618,5991.05%279,231
tigershark 241,2870.41%183,464
thttpd 225,9210.38%4,516
Rapidsite 211,6810.36% 114,798
Lotus Domino 90,0260.15%30,508
WebSTAR 55,7510.09% 31,873
Zope 50,0670.08%9,629
Stronghold 33,1170.06%21,114
WebSitePro 22,4990.04%11,210
WebSite 16,0240.03%6,975
Sun-ONE-Web-Server 15,8050.03%7,863
4D_WebSTAR_S 14,7340.02% 7,047
WN 10,5000.02%1,646
JRun 9,8610.02%9,563
WebLogic 8,8490.01% 5,477
AOLServer 8,0250.01%3,908
Orion 6,6950.01%3,993
Sambar 5,3230.01% 2,055
Oracle9iAS 5,3150.01%1,964
Roxen WebServer 5,0450.01% 2,013
Enterprise for NetWare 4,7880.01%1,390
Xitami 4,125 0.01% 2,164
Netscape FastTrack Server 3,8370.01%1,555
Squid 3,3430.01%990
NCSA HTTPd 1,8380.00%429

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