February 2003 Netcraft Survey Highlights

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The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its February 2003 survey from 35,863,952 sites. This is the greatest number of responses the survey has received since September 2002. It is, however, lower than the nearly 38.4 million responses received in last February's survey. The results from the February 2003 Netcraft Web Server Survey are in. Results for the February survey were compiled from responses received from more than 35.5 million sites. This is the greatest number of responses the survey has received since September 2002.

As usual, Apache, Microsoft, Zeus, and SunONE remained the key players with shares of 62.72 percent, 27.01 percent, 2.14 percent, and 1.19 percent, respectively. The top vendors once again retained their rankings of the previous month, with Apache and Zeus marginally increasing their market shares, and Microsoft and SunONE diminishing theirs in minuscule amounts.

NT-specific servers accounted for 27.23 percent of servers surveyed, representing yet another decrease from the previous month's 27.72 percent. Apache-specific servers accounted for 64.19 percent, an increase from January's 63.68 percent. Macintosh-specific servers increased slightly again to 0.30 percent from 0.29 percent.

Of the servers surveyed, 16,246,764, or 45.30 percent, had .com domains.

February Results
Server No. of
Servers in Use
Market Share No. of Servers
With .com domains
Apache 22,492,32762.72%9,281,986
Microsoft-IIS 9,686,93627.01%5,238,165
Zeus 768,9002.14% 354,710
Unknown 482,2541.34%223,477
Netscape-Enterprise 416,5671.16% 198,504
Rapidsite 381,7981.06%256,390
thttpd 238,5610.67%3,113
tigershark 229,0790.64%158,324
WebSTAR 88,9910.25%49,367
Lotus Domino 79,953 0.22% 29,037
WebSitePro 48,3370.13%25,420
Stronghold 44,8050.12% 27,169
WebSite 30,3880.08% 15,904
WN 17,9340.05% 3,171
Zope 15,1320.04% 3,750
Roxen WebServer 13,878 0.04% 9,602
Netscape FastTrack Server 9,1520.03%3,644
AOLServer 8,5910.02% 4,656
Enterprise for NetWare 8,343 0.02% 2,322
Orion 5,7740.02%3,608
Sambar 5,5390.02%2,093
4D_WebSTAR_S 5,487 0.02%2,547
WebLogic 5,4570.02%3,504
Xitami 4,466 0.01%2,171
NCSA HTTPd 4,261 0.01%956
OmniHTTPd Pro 3,418 0.01% 929
SimpleServer:WWW 1,966 0.01%779
SilverStream 9330.00%428

This article was originally published on Mar 3, 2003
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