Active Sites Developer August 2000 Percent September 2000 Percent Change Apache 5049948 59.61 5334435 60.31 0.70 Microsoft 2225709 26.27 2363044 26.72 0.45 iPlanet 249275 2.94 256092 2.90 -0.04 Around the Net For the third month in a row there was strong growth in sites run using web servers outside of the traditional big three of Apache, Microsoft, and Netscape. There are now over half a million sites at NetZero which provides a free .com domain and web hosting service, based on WebLogic's server. Zeus continued its own strong growth, and is now running on over 600,000 sites, while mydomain.com has switched to using AOLserver to provide domain name registration, DNS management facilities and hosting for around 200,000 domains. Dedicated Server business growing very quickly Over the last year the dedicated server business has progressed from an innovative niche to become the sector that everyone wants to be in. The combination of good quality networks, efficient and convenient provisioning, and cheap pricing has proved irresistible to many medium sized sites that previously hosted their sites on their own networks, with simple colocation facilities, or on higher end shared hosting systems. Many of leading companies in this sector are relatively new and unfamilar names, with the first and second generation companies such as uu.net, psi.com and exodus.net having missed the initial surge of interest in the sector.