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Web Server Market Share

Way to go Apache! Apache leads the web servers with the largest market share by far, with almost 70% of servers using Apache. Microsofts IIS takes second place with a measly 20%, which is interesting, seeing as though most people running XP have their web server IIS turned on by default. So that percentage is very generous. The other web servers such as NCSA and Sun make up the ramaing 10%, according to Netcraft.

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Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains August 1995 - November 2005
Web Server Market Share

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  1. Gerry | December 10, 2005 at 8:34 am | Permalink

    "most people running XP have their web server IIS turned on by default"

    You need to check your sources, because this is not true. If you do a fresh install of Windows XP Pro (Home doesn't have the ability to use IIS), IIS is NOT installed. You have to explicitly install it in a separate process. Also, by default, IIS is blocked by the Windows XP firewall, requiring the user to then open the port for that traffic (outgoing port 80).

    Besides that, there are simply more hobbyists using LAMP out there than IIS applications, which makes that number higher too. Not that I doubt Apache's relative position, I simply think that the statistics need more analysis than simply looking at the numbers at face value.

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