June 2007 Web Server Survey

In the June 2007 survey we received responses from 122,000,635 sites, an increase of 3.97 million sites from the May survey. This month we have expanded our graph of server software publishers to include Google, primarily due to Blogger's move from Apache to GFE.

The change at Blogger which commenced last month is primarily responsible for the further decline of 2.2% in Apache's headline market share, and most of the larger 7.4% decline in active sites. Although not a server product like Apache or Microsoft-IIS, Google's services are an increasingly popular alternative platform for running a blog or simple web site (googlepages.com), or content that would have formly been hosted on a desktop or networked filesystem (e.g. spreadsheets.google.com).

Google debuts with a 3.99% share of the server market in hostnames, and a 6.59% share in active sites. Most of those sites were previously running on Apache.

This month's data also yields some of the strongest evidence yet of the power shift in web hosting, with search portals and domain registrars experiencing enormous growth while paid hosting specialists lag behind. Microsoft (+532K) and Google (+521K) each gain more than half a million sites, while Go Daddy (+455K) and Demand Media (+245K) continue to amass huge numbers of users on their hosting platforms. This trend, along with the growth of social networks and image/video hosting services, is prompting deals in the hosting industry as providers seek the scale and breadth of services to compete.

Total Sites Across All Domains August 1995 - June 2007

Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - June 2007

Graph of market share for top servers across all domains, August 1995 - June 2007

Top Developers
DeveloperMay 2007PercentJune 2007PercentChange
Apache6608769856.006558829853.76-2.24
Microsoft3717029031.493883603031.830.34
Google27530412.3348727653.991.66
Sun21412521.8122731731.860.05
lighttpd14117881.2014709301.210.01
Zeus4919890.424806980.39-0.03
DeveloperMay 2007PercentJune 2007PercentChange
Apache3189681358.482906628351.11-7.37
Microsoft1865880634.211992541735.030.82
Google333830.0637497056.596.53
lighttpd1622610.302371950.420.12
Zeus2176770.402185120.38-0.02
Sun2072590.381863620.33-0.05
Totals for Active Servers Across All Domains
June 2000 - June 2007


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.