November 2002 Netcraft Survey Highlights

November 2002 Netcraft Survey Highlights


December 2, 2002

The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its November 2002 survey from 35,686,907 sites. This represents a slight increase from October's all-time low of 35.1 million sites, and after four consecutive dips, it is the first time the number of sites has increased since peaking at 38.8 million sites in June.

As usual, Apache, Microsoft, Zeus, and iPlanet remained the key players with shares of 60.80 percent, 28.69 percent, 2.17 percent, and 1.37 percent, respectively. The top vendors once again retained their rankings of the previous month, with Apache increasing its market share by a quarter of a percentage point and Microsoft decreasing its share 0.20 percent. Zeus and iPlanet again remained essentially flat.

NT-specific servers accounted for 28.92 percent of servers surveyed, yet again a minuscule decrease from the previous month's 29.13 percent. Apache-specific servers accounted for 62.35 percent, a marginal increase from October's 62.17 percent. Macintosh-specific servers decreased slightly to 0.31 percent.

Of the servers surveyed, 16,351,780, or 45.82 percent, had .com domains.

October Results
Server No. of
Servers in Use
Market Share No. of Servers
With .com domains
Apache 21,699,320 60.80% 8,857,775
Microsoft-IIS 10,238,680 28.69% 5,699,727
Zeus 775,868 2.17% 356,628
Unknown 490,714 1.38% 247,684
Netscape-Enterprise 475,278 1.33% 205,973
Rapidsite 407,254 1.14% 276,363
tigershark 241,852 0.68% 172,526
thttpd 240,278 0.67% 3,047
WebSTAR 95,900 0.27% 53,677
Lotus Domino 78,665 0.22% 28,819
WebSitePro 53,255 0.15% 28,226
Stronghold 47,716 0.13% 29,855
WebSite 29,071 0.08% 15,573
WN 19,844 0.06% 3,630
Roxen WebServer 14,021 0.04% 9,598
SilverStream 13,527 0.04% 1,719
Zope 11,607 0.03% 3,471
Netscape FastTrack Server 10,292 0.03% 4,081
Enterprise for NetWare 8,472 0.02% 2,381
AOLServer 7,726 0.02% 4,015
Sambar 6,714 0.02% 3,037
Orion 5,661 0.02% 3,649
WebLogic 5,307 0.01% 3,691
Xitami 4,656 0.01% 2,323
NCSA HTTPd 4,632 0.01% 1,029
4D_WebSTAR_S 3,549 0.01% 1,657
OmniHTTPd Pro 3,268 0.01% 917
SimpleServer:WWW 1,7180.00% 199