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February 2003 Security Space Survey Results

The Security Space Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet broken down by 86 domains. Security Space estimates that even though there are almost 20 million Web sites, nearly 90 percent are "orphans" to which no other sites link. Security Space's Web server survey counts only those servers referenced on other sites.

More than 9 million Web sites responded to the February 2002 survey, almost matching last September's peak of 9,045,027 sites. Almost 4.6 million of those, or 51 percent, had .com domains.

All Domains (9,032,963)
server order is based on global market share
Server February
Count
February % January
Count
January % Change
Apache 5,852,747 64.79% 5,507,803 61.74% +3.05%
Microsoft 2,287,808 25.33% 2,164,354 24.26% +1.07%
Netscape 105,210 1.16% 105,122 1.18% -0.02%
Zeus 87,470 0.97% 82,594 0.93% +0.04%
WebSTAR 59,221 0.66% 63,052 0.71% -0.05%
WebSite 31,697 0.35% 31,495 0.35% 0.00%
Other 608,810 6.74% 966,012 10.83% -4.09%

Domain Summary
Domain Description Web Servers Percentage
.com Commercial  4,569,081 50.58%
.net Network  623,080 6.90%
.de Germany  610,398 6.76%
.org Nonprofit Orgs  507,820 5.62%
.uk United Kingdom  314,296 3.48%
.edu Educational  87,393 0.97%
.gov U.S. Gov't  11,306 0.13%

Server Breakdown Across All Domains
of the 10 most popular servers.
Server order is based on global market share
Server Name Number Found Percentage
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 1,745,220 19.32%
Apache/1.3.26 1,556,173 17.23%
Apache/1.3.27 1,495,588 16.56%
Apache 598,839 6.63%
Microsoft-IIS/4.0 527,948 5.84%
Apache/1.3.20 374,458 4.15%
Apache/1.3.22 290,420 3.22%
Apache/1.3.19 222,504 2.46%
Roxen/2.2.252 194,051 2.15%
Apache/1.3.23 172,522 1.91%