October 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 12 million Web sites responded to the October 2003 survey, exceeding September’s peak of 11.9 million sites. More than 6 million of those, or 49.95 percent, had .com domains.










































All Domains (12,220,278)

server order is based on global market share
Server October
Count
October % September
Count
September % Change
Apache 8,286,004 67.81% 7,979,368 66.86% +0.95%
Microsoft 2,911,830 23.83% 2,853,576 23.91% -0.08%
Netscape 113,436 0.93% 112,352 0.94% -0.01%
Zeus 101,126 0.83% 101,128 0.85% -0.02%
WebSTAR 58,533 0.48% 94,442 0.79% -0.31%
WebSite 28,073 0.23% 27,543 0.23% 0.00%
Other 721,276 5.90% 765,715 6.42% -0.52%



















Domain Summary

Domain Description Web Servers Percentage
.com Commercial  6,103,503 49.95%
.net Network  884,176 7.24%
.de Germany  825,849 6.76%
.org Nonprofit Orgs  681,118 5.57%
.uk United Kingdom  400,108 3.27%
.edu Educational  99,266 0.81%


































Server Breakdown Across All Domains

of the 10 most popular servers.
Server order is based on global market share
Server Name Number Found Percentage
Apache/1.3.27 2,750,007 22.50%
Microsoft-IIS/5.0 2,321,776 19.00
Apache/1.3.26 1,378,924 11.28%
Apache 1,115,585 9.13%
Apache/1.3.28 902,795 7.39%
Microsoft-IIS/4.0 423,689 3.47%
Apache/1.3.20 339,343 2.78%
Apache/1.3.22 208,576 1.71%
Apache/2.0.40 181,671 1.49%
Roxen/2.2.252 159,682 1.31%

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
   6,103,503 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server October
Count
October % September
Count
September % Change
Apache 4,010,921 65.72% 3,846,109 64.41% +1.31%
Microsoft 1,561,133 25.58% 1,524,399 25.53% +0.05%
Netscape 53,222 0.87% 52,494 0.88% -0.01%
Zeus 48,501 0.79% 49,103 0.82% -0.03%
WebSTAR 23,338 0.38% 49,737 0.83% -0.45%
WebSite 13,867 0.23% 13,992 0.23% 0.00%
Other 392,521 6.43% 435,738 7.30% -0.87%










































.net (Network) Domains
   884,176 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server October
Count
October % September
Count
September % Change
Apache 688,791 77.90% 665,038 77.65% +0.25%
Microsoft 157,155 17.77% 152,369 17.79% -0.02%
Netscape 6,352 0.72% 6,191 0.72% 0.00%
Zeus 5,761 0.65% 5,751 0.67% -0.02%
WebSTAR 1,550 0.18% 1,568 0.18% 0.00%
WebSite 2,087 0.24% 2,076 0.24% 0.00%
Other 22,480 2.54% 23,413 2.73% -0.19%










































.de (Germany) Domains
  825,849 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server October
Count
October % September
Count
September % Change
Apache 739,061 89.49% 710,582 89.28% +0.21%
Microsoft 62,771 7.60% 61,492 7.73% -0.13%
Netscape 8,856 1.07% 8,709 1.09% -0.02%
Zeus 1,490 0.18% 1,281 0.16% +0.02%
WebSTAR 931 0.11% 1,030 0.13% -0.02%
WebSite 823 0.10% 826 0.10% 0.00%
Other 11,917 1.44% 11,974 1.50% -0.06%










































.org (Nonprofit Organizations) Domains
   681,118 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server October
Count
October % September
Count
September % Change
Apache 450,401 66.13% 429,966 65.11% +1.02%
Microsoft 187,455 27.52% 188,216 28.50% -0.98%
Netscape 5,267 0.77% 5,258 0.80% -0.03%
Zeus 5,262 0.77% 5,258 0.80% -0.03%
WebSTAR 3,273 0.48% 3,251 0.49% -0.01%
WebSite 3,906 0.57% 3,132 0.47% +0.10%
Other 25,554 3.75% 25,293 3.83% -0.08%










































.uk (United Kingdom) Domains
   400,108 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server October
Count
October % September
Count
September % Change
Apache 233,913 58.46% 226,362 57.93% +0.53%
Microsoft 106,043 26.50% 104,388 26.71% -0.21%
Netscape 2,088 0.52% 2,081 0.53% -0.01%
Zeus 24,627 6.16% 24,196 6.19% -0.03%
WebSTAR 643 0.16% 697 0.18% -0.02%
WebSite 548 0.14% 574 0.15% -0.01%
Other 32,246 8.06% 32,470 8.31% -0.25%










































.edu (Educational) Domains
   99,266 servers

server order is based on global market share
Server October
Count
October % September
Count
September % Change
Apache 53,913 54.31% 52,566 54.06% +0.25%
Microsoft 33,197 33.44% 32,518 33.44% 0.00%
Netscape 3,437 3.46% 3,488 3.59% -0.13%
Zeus 39 0.04% 36 0.04% 0.00%
WebSTAR 2,012 2.03% 2,032 2.09% -0.06%
WebSite 416 0.42% 437 0.45% -0.03%
Other 6,252 6.30% 6,155 6.33% -0.03%

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