January 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 includes only those servers referenced on other sites.

More than 8.9 million Web sites responded to the January 2002 survey, down for the third consecutive month from the more than 9 million responses received in October. More than 4.7 million of those, or 53 percent, had .com domains.









































All Domains (8,920,432)

server order is based on global market share
Server January
Count
January % December
Count
December % Change
Apache 5,507,803 61.74% 5,339,636 62.64% -0.90%
Microsoft 2,164,354 24.26% 2,003,187 23.50% +0.76%
Netscape 105,122 1.18% 101,414 23.50% 1.19%
Zeus 82,594 0.93% 74,538 0.87% +0.06%
WebSTAR 63,052 0.71% 48,786 0.57% +0.14%
WebSite 31,495 0.35% 30,702 0.36% -0.01%
Other 966,012 10.83% 925,390 10.86% -0.03%























Domain Summary

Domain Description Web Servers Percentage
.com Commercial  4,730,157 53.03%
.net Network  589,860 6.61%
.de Germany  572,660 6.42%
.org Nonprofit Orgs  484,793 5.43%
.uk United Kingdom  272,751 3.06%
.edu Educational  84,025 0.94%
.gov U.S. Gov’t  11,004 0.12%


































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 1,618,527 18.14%
Apache/1.3.26 1,528,726 17.14%
Apache/1.3.27 1,250,286 14.02%
Roxen/2.2.252 596,919 6.69%
Apache 553,146 6.20%
Microsoft-IIS/4.0 532,112 5.97%
Apache/1.3.20 349,451 3.92%
Apache/1.3.22 297,694 3.34%
Apache/1.3.19 221,917 2.49%
Apache/1.3.23 179,468 2.01%

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
   4,730,157 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server January
Count
January % December
Count
December % Change
Apache 2,704,201 57.17% 2,735,815 59.33% -2.16%
Microsoft 1,134,550 23.99% 1,048,583 22.74% +1.25%
Netscape 46,026 0.97% 43,778 0.95% +0.02%
Zeus 41,261 0.87% 38,226 0.83% +0.04%
WebSTAR 39,831 0.84% 27,918 0.61% +0.23%
WebSite 15,346 0.32% 15,236 0.33% -0.01%
Other 748,942 15.83% 702,012 15.22% +0.61%










































.net (Network) Domains
   589,860 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server January
Count
January % December
Count
December % Change
Apache 455,947 77.30% 437,807 78.10% -0.80%
Microsoft 101,219 17.16% 94,547 16.87% +0.29%
Netscape 4,691 0.80% 4,456 0.79% +0.01%
Zeus 5,091 0.86% 4,577 0.82% +0.04%
WebSTAR 1,510 0.26% 1,413 0.25% +0.01%
WebSite 2,449 0.42% 2,353 0.42% 0.00%
Other 18,953 3.21% 15,386 2.74% +0.47%









































.de (Germany) Domains
  572,660 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server January
Count
January % December
Count
December % Change
Apache 497,429 86.86% 458,637 86.54% +0.32%
Microsoft 53,594 9.36% 50,217 9.48% -0.12%
Netscape 7,656 1.34% 7,220 1.36% -0.02%
Zeus 899 0.16% 983 0.19% -0.03%
WebSTAR 1,043 0.18% 1,045 0.20% -0.02%
WebSite 1,167 0.20% 1,133 0.21% -0.01%
Other 10,872 1.90% 10,755 2.03% -0.13%










































.org (Nonprofit Organizations) Domains
  484,793 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server January
Count
January % December
Count
December % Change
Apache 305,070 62.93% 286,712 63.45% -0.52%
Microsoft 142,405 29.37% 130,476 28.88% +0.49%
Netscape 4,913 1.01% 4,736 1.05% -0.04%
Zeus 4,312 0.89% 3,999 0.89% 0.00%
WebSTAR 3,198 0.66% 3,028 0.67% -0.01%
WebSite 3,598 0.74% 3,413 0.76% -0.02%
Other 21,297 4.39% 19,489 4.31% +0.08%










































.uk (United Kingdom) Domains
   272,751 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server January
Count
January % December
Count
December % Change
Apache 165,293 60.60% 153,725 55.60% +5.00%
Microsoft 75,971 27.85% 69,448 25.12% +2.73%
Netscape 4,172 1.53% 5,186 1.88% -0.35%
Zeus 18,367 6.73% 15,784 5.71% +1.02%
WebSTAR 689 0.25% 674 0.24% +0.01%
WebSite 644 0.24% 613 0.22% +0.02%
Other 7,615 2.79% 31,057 11.23% -8.44%










































.edu (Educational) Domains
  84,025 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server January
Count
January % December
Count
December % Change
Apache 43,641 51.94% 40,597 51.75% +0.19%
Microsoft 27,916 33.22% 25,878 32.98% +0.24%
Netscape 3,744 4.46% 3,594 4.58% -0.12%
Zeus 109 0.13% 100 0.13% 0.00%
WebSTAR 2,227 2.65% 2,133 2.72% -0.07%
WebSite 513 0.61% 498 0.63% -0.02%
Other 5,875 6.99% 5,655 7.21% -0.22%









































.gov (US Government) Domains
   11,004 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server January
Count
January % December
Count
December % Change
Apache 4,144 37.66% 3,870 37.07% +0.59%
Microsoft 3,847 34.96% 3,605 34.53% +0.43%
Netscape 1,456 13.23% 1,513 14.49% -1.26%
Zeus 0 0.00% 0 0.00% 0.00%
WebSTAR 185 1.68% 176 1.69% -0.01%
WebSite 80 0.73% 79 0.76% -0.03%
Other 1,292 11.74% 1,197 11.47% +0.27%

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