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August 2003 Security Space Survey Results

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Sep 12, 2003


The Security Space Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet broken down by 86 domains. Security Space estimates that even though there are almost 20 million Web sites, nearly 90 percent are "orphans" to which no other sites link. Security Space's Web server survey counts only those servers referenced on other sites.Security Space's Web Server Survey breaks out Web server software usage on the Internet for 86 domains. Data for the August survey was gathered from responses received from more than 11.5 million Web sites. Nearly 5.8 million of these sites are .com domains.

More than 11.5 million Web sites responded to the August 2003 survey, exceeding July's peak of 11 million sites. Nearly 5.8 million of those, or 50.1 percent, had .com domains.

All Domains (11,511,633)
server order is based on global market share
Server August
Count
August % July
Count
July % Change
Apache 7,705,536 66.94% 7,451,982 66.59% +0.35%
Microsoft 2,765,375 24.02% 2,690,371 24.04% -0.02%
Netscape 109,898 0.95% 114,228 1.02% -0.07%
Zeus 99,044 0.86% 98,137 0.88% -0.02%
WebSTAR 91,315 0.79% 51,563 0.46% +0.33%
WebSite 28,979 0.25% 29,568 0.26% -0.01%
Other 711,486 6.18% 755,386 6.75% -0.57%


Domain Summary
Domain Description Web Servers Percentage
.com Commercial  5,766,929 50.10%
.net Network  825,832 7.17%
.de Germany  769,553 6.69%
.org Nonprofit Orgs  640,109 5.56%
.uk United Kingdom  377,745 3.28%
.edu Educational  94,075 0.82%
Server Breakdown Across All Domains
of the 10 most popular servers.
Server order is based on global market share
Server Name Number Found Percentage
Apache/1.3.27 2,799,044 24.31%
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 2,241,725 19.47%
Apache/1.3.26 1,407,662 12.23%
Apache 976,827 8.49%
Microsoft-IIS/4.0 451,190 3.92%
Apache/1.3.28 439,852 3.82%
Apache/1.3.20 339,503 2.95%
Apache/1.3.22 220,377 1.91%
Roxen/2.2.252 213,539 1.85%
Apache/1.3.19 166,047 1.44%

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