December 2003 Security Space Survey Results

December 2003 Security Space Survey Results


January 14, 2004

The Security Space Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet broken down by 90 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.

More than 13 million Web sites responded to the December 2003 survey, exceeding November's peak of 12.8 million sites. More than 6.6 million of those, or 49.6 percent, had .com domains.

All Domains (13,430,403)
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 9,286,904 69.15% 8,777,125 68.37% +0.78%
Microsoft 3,043,619 22.66% 2,953,914 23.01% -0.35%
Netscape 112,759 0.84% 112,023 0.87% -0.03%
Zeus 104,669 0.78% 103,755 0.81% -0.03%
WebSTAR 57,922 0.43% 58,408 0.45% -0.02%
WebSite 26,391 0.20% 26,746 0.21% -0.01%
Other 798,139 5.94% 806,145 6.28% -0.34%

Domain Summary
Domain Description Web Servers Percentage
.com Commercial  6,662,762 49.61%
.net Network  961,259 7.16%
.de Germany  885,851 6.60%
.org Nonprofit Orgs  721,452 5.37%
.uk United Kingdom  411,434 3.06%
.edu Educational  100,859 0.75%

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 2,732,032 20.34%
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 2,375,843 17.69%
Apache/1.3.26 1,292,596 9.62%
Apache 1,256,062 9.35%
Apache/1.3.29 1,109,766 8.26%
Apache/1.3.28 698,787 5.20%
Microsoft-IIS/4.0 399,120 2.97%
Apache/1.3.20 325,971 2.43%
Microsoft-IIS/6.0 248,042 1.85%
Apache/2.0.40 225,072 1.68%

The Security Space Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet broken down by 90 domains. Below are statistical breakouts for some of the more popular domains. Summary data is also available.

.com (Commercial) Domains
   6,662,762 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 4,468,339 67.06% 4,212,666 66.07% +0.99%
Microsoft 1,629,916 24.46% 1,579,178 24.77% -0.31%
Netscape 53,151 0.80% 52,538 0.82% -0.02%
Zeus 49,766 0.75% 48,769 0.76% -0.01%
WebSTAR 22,921 0.34% 23,226 0.36% -0.02%
WebSite 13,079 0.20% 13,210 0.21% -0.01%
Other 425,590 6.39% 446,177 7.00% -0.61%


.net (Network) Domains
   961,259 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 756,560 78.71% 723,040 78.46% +0.25%
Microsoft 166,645 17.34% 159,039 17.26% +0.08%
Netscape 6,561 0.68% 6,350 0.69% -0.01%
Zeus 6,503 0.68% 5,981 0.65% +0.03%
WebSTAR 1,507 0.16% 1,535 0.17% -0.01%
WebSite 1,992 0.21% 2,001 0.22% -0.01%
Other 21,491 2.24% 23,625 2.56% -0.32%


.de (Germany) Domains
  885,851 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 785,912 88.72% 761,340 89.69% -0.97%
Microsoft 71,853 8.11% 62,796 7.40% +0.71%
Netscape 8,827 1.00% 8,771 1.03% -0.03%
Zeus 2,749 0.31% 3,453 0.41% -0.10%
WebSTAR 938 0.11% 942 0.11% 0.00%
WebSite 762 0.09% 791 0.09% 0.00%
Other 14,810 1.67% 10,803 1.27% +0.40%


.org (Nonprofit Organizations) Domains
   721,452 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 485,560 67.30% 466,295 66.62% +0.68%
Microsoft 195,055 27.04% 189,672 27.10% -0.06%
Netscape 5,193 0.72% 5,186 0.74% -0.02%
Zeus 5,093 0.71% 5,184 0.74% -0.03%
WebSTAR 3,208 0.44% 3,216 0.46% -0.02%
WebSite 3,823 0.53% 3,826 0.55% -0.02%
Other 23,520 3.26% 26,532 3.79% -0.53%


.uk (United Kingdom) Domains
   411,434 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 242,245 58.88% 237,076 58.70% +0.18%
Microsoft 108,730 26.43% 106,412 26.35% +0.08%
Netscape 2,048 0.50% 2,075 0.51% -0.01%
Zeus 25,245 6.14% 24,884 6.16% -0.02%
WebSTAR 625 0.15% 649 0.16% -0.01%
WebSite 548 0.13% 539 0.13% 0.00%
Other 31,993 7.78% 32,213 7.98% -0.20%


.edu (Educational) Domains
   100,859 servers
server order is based on global market share
Server December
Count
December % November
Count
November % Change
Apache 55,053 54.58% 54,420 54.52% +0.06%
Microsoft 33,818 33.53% 33,361 33.42% +0.11%
Netscape 3,394 3.37% 3,405 3.41% -0.04%
Zeus 41 0.04% 41 0.04% 0.00%
WebSTAR 1,963 1.95% 2,002 2.01% -0.06%
WebSite 411 0.41% 421 0.42% -0.01%
Other 6,179 6.13% 6,164 6.18% -0.05%