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%

The Security Space Web Server Survey is a survey of Web server software usage on the Internet broken down by 86 domains. Below are statistical breakouts for some of the more popular domains. Summary data is also available.









































.com (Commercial) Domains
   4,569,081 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server February
Count
February % January
Count
January % Change
Apache 2,873,591 62.89% 2,704,201 57.17% +5.72%
Microsoft 1,207,620 26.43% 1,134,550 23.99% +2.44%
Netscape 46,748 1.02% 46,026 0.97% +0.05%
Zeus 43,049 0.94% 41,261 0.87% +0.07%
WebSTAR 28,511 0.62% 39,831 0.84% -0.22%
WebSite 15,377 0.34% 15,346 0.32% +0.02%
Other 354,185 7.75% 748,942 15.83% -8.08%










































.net (Network) Domains
   623,080 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server February
Count
February % January
Count
January % Change
Apache 484,314 77.73% 455,947 77.30% +0.43%
Microsoft 107,974 17.33% 101,219 17.16% +0.17%
Netscape 4,883 0.78% 4,691 0.80% -0.02%
Zeus 5,341 0.86% 5,091 0.86% 0.00%
WebSTAR 1,497 0.24% 1,510 0.26% -0.02%
WebSite 2,498 0.40% 2,449 0.42% -0.02%
Other 16,573 2.66% 18,953 3.21% -0.55%









































.de (Germany) Domains
  610,398 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server February
Count
February % January
Count
January % Change
Apache 531,860 87.13% 497,429 86.86% +0.27%
Microsoft 54,882 8.99% 53,594 9.36% -0.37%
Netscape 7,733 1.27% 7,656 1.34% -0.07%
Zeus 1,086 0.18% 899 0.16% +0.02%
WebSTAR 1,033 0.17% 1,043 0.18% -0.01%
WebSite 1,078 0.18% 1,167 0.20% -0.02%
Other 12,726 2.08% 10,872 1.90% +0.18%










































.org (Nonprofit Organizations) Domains
  507,820 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server February
Count
February % January
Count
January % Change
Apache 321,406 63.29% 305,070 62.93% +0.36%
Microsoft 150,381 29.61% 142,405 29.37% +0.24%
Netscape 4,813 0.95% 4,913 1.01% -0.06%
Zeus 4,501 0.89% 4,312 0.89% 0.00%
WebSTAR 3,276 0.65% 3,198 0.66% -0.01%
WebSite 3,646 0.72% 3,598 0.74% -0.02%
Other 19,797 3.90% 21,297 4.39% -0.49%










































.uk (United Kingdom) Domains
   314,296 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server February
Count
February % January
Count
January % Change
Apache 175,878 55.96% 165,293 60.60% -4.64%
Microsoft 81,006 25.77% 75,971 27.85% -2.08%
Netscape 2,740 0.87% 4,172 1.53% -0.66%
Zeus 20,365 6.48% 18,367 6.73% -0.25%
WebSTAR 712 0.23% 689 0.25% -0.02%
WebSite 649 0.21% 644 0.24% -0.03%
Other 32,946 10.48% 7,615 2.79% +7.69%










































.edu (Educational) Domains
  87,393 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server February
Count
February % January
Count
January % Change
Apache 45,554 52.13% 43,641 51.94% +0.19%
Microsoft 29,169 33.38% 27,916 33.22% +0.16%
Netscape 3,786 4.33% 3,744 4.46% -0.13%
Zeus 116 0.13% 109 0.13% 0.00%
WebSTAR 2,217 2.54% 2,227 2.65% -0.11%
WebSite 515 0.59% 513 0.61% -0.02%
Other 6,036 6.91% 5,875 6.99% -0.08%









































.gov (US Government) Domains
   11,306 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server February
Count
February % January
Count
January % Change
Apache 4,309 38.11% 4,144 37.66% +0.45%
Microsoft 3,966 35.08% 3,847 34.96% +0.12%
Netscape 1,477 13.06% 1,456 13.23% -0.17%
Zeus 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%
WebSTAR 175 1.55% 185 1.68% -0.13%
WebSite 78 0.69% 80 0.73% -0.04%
Other 1,301 11.51% 1,292 11.74% -0.23%

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