November Netcraft Survey

This month sees Apache at an all time adoption high with 67% market share. Interesting to note is that MS’s IIS is continuing its steady decline, currently at 21%, to 2000 levels below 20%. After installing IIS 6.0 I predict we’ll see IIS loose another 2-4% which will put it at 1997 adoption levels (<17%). The main things that IIS has going for it is that it's still among the fastest static HTML page servers around, and the fact that the .Net application server framework piggybacks on it.

2 Responses to “November Netcraft Survey”

  1. Jeff Seifert Says:

    I’ll admit that Apache may not be the fastest for serving static content, but do you think IIS would outpace Tux or thttpd, both of which are multiple times faster when serving static content?

  2. Jerry Says:

    My point in noting IIS’s static speed is that it is the one place that ISS v5 shines as a webserver and I wanted to give credit where it is due. I may be wrong, but I thought it took Tux’s performance to hit ISS’s static performance in recent years?

    Apache is popular not for static-pages-per-second serving. It’s flexibility, standardization and familiarization in the user community (what Apache user do you know that couldn’t write most of httpd.conf from memory?) and the attentiveness of the development team to their users needs are what has propelled Apache to the top.

    I am not saying these traits do not exist in the Tux and thttpd communities. I’ve simply never had a serious need to contemplate them. 🙂


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