December 2002 Security Space Survey Results

December 2002 Security Space Survey Results


January 2, 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 includes only those servers referenced on other sites.

More than 8.5 million Web sites responded to the December 2002 survey, down for the third consecutive month from the more than 9 million responses received in October. More than 4.6 million of those, or 54.10 percent, had .com domains.

All Domains (8,523,653)
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 5,339,636 62.64% 5,125,626 60.92% +1.72%
Microsoft 2,003,187 23.50% 2,035,096 24.19% -0.69%
Netscape 101,414 1.19% 106,161 1.26% -0.07%
Zeus 74,538 0.87% 86,327 1.03% -0.16%
WebSTAR 48,786 0.57% 52,772 0.63% -0.06%
WebSite 30,702 0.36% 32,310 0.38% -0.02%
Other 925,390 10.86% 975,562 11.59% -0.73%

Domain Summary
Domain Description Web Servers Percentage
.com Commercial  4,611,568 54.10%
.net Network  560,539 6.58%
.de Germany  529,990 6.22%
.org Nonprofit Orgs  451,853 5.30%
.uk United Kingdom  276,487 3.24%
.edu Educational  78,455 0.92%
.gov U.S. Gov't  10,440 0.12%

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/1.3.26 1,522,149 17.86%
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 1,477,179 17.33%
Apache/1.3.27 916,306 10.75%
Apache/1.3.22 602,109 7.06%
Roxen/2.2.252 561,710 6.59%
Microsoft-IIS/4.0 513,190 6.02%
Apache 492,415 5.78%
Apache/1.3.20 326,919 3.84%
Apache/1.3.19 212,652 2.49%
Apache/1.3.12 177,160 2.08%

The Security Space Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet broken down by 86 domains. Below are statistical breakouts for some of the more popular domains. Summary data is also available.










.com (Commercial) Domains
   4,611,568 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 2,735,815 59.33% 2,514,784 56.46% +2.87%
Microsoft 1,048,583 22.74% 1,061,269 23.83% -1.09%
Netscape 43,778 0.95% 45,696 1.03% -0.08%
Zeus 38,226 0.83% 39,880 0.90% -0.07%
WebSTAR 27,918 0.61% 31,799 0.71% -0.10%
WebSite 15,236 0.33% 16,032 0.36% -0.03%
Other 702,012 15.22% 744,347 16.71% -1.49%


.net (Network) Domains
   560,539 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 437,807 78.10% 423,298 77.32% +0.78%
Microsoft 94,547 16.87% 95,116 17.37% -0.50%
Netscape 4,456 0.79% 4,626 0.84% -0.05%
Zeus 4,577 0.82% 4,709 0.86% -0.04%
WebSTAR 1,413 0.25% 1,508 0.28% -0.03%
WebSite 2,353 0.42% 2,464 0.45% -0.03%
Other 15,386 2.74% 15,742 2.88% -0.14%


.de (Germany) Domains
  529,990 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 458,637 86.54% 463,017 86.25% +0.29%
Microsoft 50,217 9.48% 51,783 9.65% -0.17%
Netscape 7,220 1.36% 7,418 1.38% -0.02%
Zeus 983 0.19% 976 0.18% +0.01%
WebSTAR 1,045 0.20% 1,118 0.21% -0.01%
WebSite 1,133 0.21% 1,184 0.22% -0.01%
Other 10,755 2.03% 11,360 2.12% -0.09%


.org (Nonprofit Organizations) Domains
  451,853 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 286,712 63.45% 284,979 62.73% +0.72%
Microsoft 130,476 28.88% 133,244 29.33% -0.45%
Netscape 4,736 1.05% 4,982 1.10% -0.05%
Zeus 3,999 0.89% 4,148 0.91% -0.02%
WebSTAR 3,028 0.67% 3,200 0.70% -0.03%
WebSite 3,413 0.76% 3,559 0.78% -0.02%
Other 19,489 4.31% 20,208 4.45% -0.14%


.uk (United Kingdom) Domains
   276,487 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 153,725 55.60% 155,848 53.38% +2.22%
Microsoft 69,448 25.12% 70,955 24.30% +0.82%
Netscape 5,186 1.88% 5,373 1.84% +0.04%
Zeus 15,784 5.71% 25,461 8.72% -3.01%
WebSTAR 674 0.24% 712 0.24% 0.00%
WebSite 613 0.22% 663 0.23% -0.01%
Other 31,057 11.23% 32,952 11.29% -0.06%


.edu (Educational) Domains
  78,455 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 40,597 51.75% 42,057 51.57% +0.18%
Microsoft 25,878 32.98% 26,766 32.82% +0.16%
Netscape 3,594 4.58% 3,800 4.66% -0.08%
Zeus 100 0.13% 104 0.13% 0.00%
WebSTAR 2,133 2.72% 2,366 2.90% -0.18%
WebSite 498 0.63% 540 0.66% -0.03%
Other 5,655 7.21% 5,915 7.25% -0.04%


.gov (US Government) Domains
   10,440 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 3,870 37.07% 4,009 36.95% +0.12%
Microsoft 3,605 34.53% 3,770 34.74% -0.21%
Netscape 1,513 14.49% 1,572 14.49% 0.00%
Zeus 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%
WebSTAR 176 1.69% 178 1.64% +0.05%
WebSite 79 0.76% 84 0.77% -0.01%
Other 1,197 11.47% 1,238 11.41% +0.06%