January 2006 Netcraft Survey Highlights

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted Jan 4, 2006


The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its January 2006 survey from 74,951,256 sites. This is about 1.9 million fewer sites than responded in October. Results for the January 2006 Netcraft Web Server Survey are in and measure responses from nearly 75 million sites, a decline of 1.9 million from third quarter. Once again, more than half of the sites have .com domains, and Apache and IIS continue to dominate.

The response was slightly higher than the December dip of 74,353,258 sites, which was a decline of nearly 2.2 million sites from November and the first decline since January 2003. Despite these losses, it was a record year for Internet growth, with 17.5 million sites being added in the first 10 months of 2005.

Not surprisingly, three of the top-four players experienced declines during this period: Apache declined 6.5 percent; Microsoft (which includes Microsoft-Internet-Information-Server, Microsoft-IIS, Microsoft-IIS-W, Microsoft-PWS-95, and Microsoft-PWS) declined 2.6 percent; and Zeus declined 9.3 percent.

Sun (which includes SunONE, iPlanet-Enterprise, Netscape-Enterprise, Netscape-FastTrack, Netscape-Commerce, Netscape-Communications, Netsite-Commerce, and Netsite-Communications), however, saw the number of sites powered by its servers increase 4.85 percent.

Collectively, these four players now account for 90.49 percent of all sites counted.

Of the sites surveyed, 39,705,278, or 52.97 percent, had .com domains; 4,210,070, or about 5.62 percent, had .uk domains.

January Results
Server No. of
Sites
Market Share No. of Sites
With .com domains
Apache 50,502,840 67.38% 25,522,907
Microsoft-IIS 15,208,775 20.29% 8,371,612
Unknown 4,186,054 5.59% 3,115,393
Sun-ONE-Web-Server 1,551,930 2.07% 1,061,053
Zeus 561,524 0.75% 208,496
Netscape-Enterprise 323,703 0.43% 152,121
tigershark 231,362 0.31% 175,836
Rapidsite 195,922 .26% 106,917
thttpd 172,245 0.23% 7,652
Lotus Domino 92,627 0.12% 30,527
Zope 42,332 0.06% 10,364
WebSTAR 39,752 0.05% 22,837
Stronghold 27,507 0.04% 121
AOLServer 26,656 0.04% 3,427
4D_WebSTAR_S 16,127 0.02% 7,920
WebSitePro 15,946 0.02% 8,123
WebLogic 13,601 0.02% 7,846
WebSite 12,882 0.02% 5,652
Oracle 8,280 0.01% 2,637
WN 8,231 0.01% 1,197
JRun 7,905 0.01% 7,462
Orion 6,131 0.01% 3,829
Roxen WebServer 5,546 0.01% 2,121
Sambar 5,111 0.01% 1,921
Squid 4,856 0.01% 1,169
Xitami 3,920 0.01% 2,230
Enterprise for NetWare 3,327 0.00% 929
Netscape FastTrack Server 2,599 0.00% 1,135
NCSA HTTPd 1,717 0.00% 315

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