April 2006 Netcraft Survey Highlights

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

The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet. Netcraft received responses to its April 2006 survey from 80,655,992 sites. This is about 5.7 million more sites than responded in January. Results for the April 2006 Netcraft Web Server Survey are in and responses are from nearly 81 million sites, an increase of more than 5.7 million sites from year-end 2005. The number of IIS sites increased markedly, though its market share did not.

This is a record number of responses for the survey and a marked increase after the December dip.

Also interesting to note is the number of Microsoft-powered sites (which include those running Microsoft-Internet-Information-Server, Microsoft-IIS, Microsoft-IIS-W, Microsoft-PWS-95, and Microsoft-PWS). Microsoft sites increased 25 percent since January; however, its market share increased a mere four points.

Among the remaining top-four players: Apache and Zeus remained flat, and Sun sites (which include those powered by SunONE, iPlanet-Enterprise, Netscape-Enterprise, Netscape-FastTrack, Netscape-Commerce, Netscape-Communications, Netsite-Commerce, and Netsite-Communications) increased 2 percent.

Collectively, these four players now account for 90.57 percent of all sites counted.

Of the sites surveyed, 43,698,676, or 54.38 percent, had .com domains; .net domains, with 6,388,658 sites (7.95 percent), trumped the 4,354,824 (5.42 percent) sites with .uk domains.

April Results
Server No. of
Market Share No. of Sites
With .com domains
Apache 50,588,43362.96% 26,019,243
Microsoft-IIS 20,041,08524.94%11,455,945
Unknown 3,932,5654.89% 2,954,727
Sun-ONE-Web-Server 1,583,8811.97%1,097,609
Zeus 563,3810.70%191,926
Netscape-Enterprise 319,8590.40% 148,497
tigershark 235,9290.29% 179,205
Rapidsite 194,5920.24%103,875
thttpd 191,3100.24%9,957
Lotus Domino 90,6740.11%30,485
Zope 43,8980.05% 10,749
WebSTAR 35,9200.04% 21,102
AOLServer 33,1730.04% 3,415
Stronghold 26,2370.03%16,305
4D_WebSTAR_S 20,5470.03% 12,003
WebLogic 16,5270.02%9,910
WebSitePro 14,3210.02%7,287
WebSite 12,1630.02%5,261
Oracle 8,0200.01%2,615
WN 7,6020.01% 1,105
Squid 6,687 0.01%2,643
Orion 6,142 0.01% 3,866
Roxen WebServer 5,104 0.01%1,848
Sambar 5,0920.01%2,002
Xitami 3,748 0.00%2,171
Enterprise for NetWare 2,948 0.00%850
Netscape FastTrack Server 2,302 0.00%998
NCSA HTTPd 1,205 0.00%278
JRun 1,1010.00%711

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