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September 2003 Security Space Survey Results

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Oct 8, 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 September survey was gathered from responses received from nearly 12 million Web sites. About 50 percent of these sites are .com domains.

Nearly 12 million Web sites responded to the September 2003 survey, exceeding August's peak of 11.5 million sites. Nearly 6 million of those, or 50.04 percent, had .com domains.

All Domains (11,934,124)
server order is based on global market share
Server September
Count
September % August
Count
August % Change
Apache 7,979,368 66.86% 7,705,536 66.94% -0.08%
Microsoft 2,853,576 23.91% 2,765,375 24.02% -0.11%
Netscape 112,352 0.94% 109,898 0.95% -0.01%
Zeus 101,128 0.85% 99,044 0.86% -0.01%
WebSTAR 94,442 0.79% 91,315 0.79% 0.00%
WebSite 27,543 0.23% 28,979 0.25% -0.02%
Other 765,715 6.42% 711,486 6.18% +0.24%


Domain Summary
Domain Description Web Servers Percentage
.com Commercial  5,971,572 50.04%
.net Network  856,406 7.18%
.de Germany  795,894 6.67%
.org Nonprofit Orgs  660,374 5.53%
.uk United Kingdom  390,768 3.27%
.edu Educational  97,232 0.81%
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 2,792,655 23.40%
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 2,283,777 19.14%
Apache/1.3.26 1,415,533 11.86%
Apache 1,031,716 8.65%
Apache/1.3.28 628,923 5.27%
Microsoft-IIS/4.0 445,238 3.73%
Apache/1.3.20 321,394 2.69%
Apache/1.3.22 218,346 1.83%
Roxen/2.2.252 212,988 1.78%
Apache/2.0.40 162,225 1.36%

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