July 2006 Web Server Survey

In the July 2006 survey we received responses from 88,166,395 sites, an increase of 2.87 million (3.25%) from last month. The Internet continues to see strong hostname growth, and has now gained 14.1 million hostnames (19%) in 2006 for an average increase of more than 2 million per month.

It was a good month for the Apache web server, which gains 3.2 million hostnames. The improvement boosts Apache's market share by 1.8% to 63.25%, gaining back some of the ground it lost during several months of strong gains for Windows servers. The largest gains for Apache was at Oversee.Net, which added more than 0.58 million hostnames on the Linux/Apache platform. But Apache's growth in the hosting sector extends beyond Oversee.Net, as eleven other hosting companies added 20K or more hostnames on Apache.

Solaris has a loss of 953K hostnames, resulting in a loss of nearly half its market share (-1.1% to 1.5%). The decline occurred at a single host, Network Solutions, where access problems prevented us from obtaining a thorough tally.

Total Sites Across All Domains August 1995 - July 2006

Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - July 2006

Graph of market share for top servers across all domains, August 1995 - July 2006

Top Developers
DeveloperJune 2006PercentJuly 2006PercentChange
Apache5238988561.255562258463.091.84
Microsoft2541561129.712598809929.48-0.23
Zeus5313990.625185030.59-0.03
Sun13118221.533470370.39-1.14
DeveloperJune 2006PercentJuly 2006PercentChange
Apache2593985262.912680026763.250.34
Microsoft1255197330.441267469829.91-0.53
Zeus2501750.612413050.57-0.04
Sun1931400.471570690.37-0.10
Totals for Active Servers Across All Domains
June 2000 - July 2006


Sun is the sum of sites running SunONE, iPlanet-Enterprise, Netscape-Enterprise, Netscape-FastTrack, Netscape-Commerce, Netscape-Communications, Netsite-Commerce & Netsite-Communications.

Microsoft is the sum of sites running Microsoft-Internet-Information-Server, Microsoft-IIS, Microsoft-IIS-W, Microsoft-PWS-95, & Microsoft-PWS.

Platform groupings are here.