Apache Most Popular Web Server

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 6, 2011


After gaining a fresh lease on life in 2010, Apache's HTTP server widened the gap on rivals and consolidated its position as the web's most popular web server. According to Channel Register, Apache now runs 59.4 per cent of sites, after surging 37 per cent between December 2009 and December 2010, growing to 152 million sites. Microsoft runs 22.2 per cent, and Google 5.9 per cent. Microsoft's IIS hosts 57 million sites - an increase of 16 per cent, and Google's own web server was originally built on Apache code and ran 14.9 million sites, an increase of 5.6 per cent.


Microsoft and Google a distant second and third in market shares.

"'Apache is arguably one of the most emphatic open source successes, a product that has consistently since its birth been the preferred web server for millions upon millions of webmasters,' Royal Pingdom says. 'Unless something drastic happens, it will remain dominant for a long time to come.'"

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