January 2010 Web Server Survey

In the January 2010 survey we received responses from 206,741,990 sites.

The biggest change this month is that 30M hostnames at qq.com expired from the survey. Last year all qq.com blogs were made public, leading to a large number of hostnames being added to the survey in February 2009. However, in the last 6 months qq.com have from time to time made all blogs private again, and have also stopped reporting blog activity to well known syndication points, so Netcraft can no longer tell how many accounts are active.

The market share for all the other major web servers has increased. Apache gained approximately 3M hostnames compared to the December 2009 survey, bringing their total to 111.3M. In second place comes Microsoft with a 600k increase. nginx lost hostnames this month but grew substantially in active sites, gaining 2.7M.

Total Sites Across All Domains August 1995 - January 2010

Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - January 2010

Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains August 1995 - January 2010

Graph of market share for top servers across all domains, August 1995 - January 2010

Top Developers
DeveloperDecember 2009PercentJanuary 2010PercentChange
Apache108,953,83846.59%111,307,94153.84%7.25
Microsoft49,184,24421.03%49,792,84424.08%3.05
nginx16,249,9506.95%15,568,2247.53%0.58
Google14,110,2806.03%14,550,0117.04%1.00
lighttpd840,6540.36%955,1460.46%0.10
Totals for Active Servers Across All Domains
June 2000 - January 2010

For more information on active servers, see Active Sites

DeveloperDecember 2009PercentJanuary 2010PercentChange
Apache42,729,32653.67%43,667,68252.32%-1.35
Microsoft14,534,00818.26%14,738,62817.66%-0.60
Google10,768,49713.53%10,761,26512.89%-0.63
nginx6,967,5128.75%9,632,64211.54%2.79
lighttpd245,9930.31%288,3680.35%0.04
Market Share for Top Servers Across the Million Busiest Sites
September 2008 - January 2010

DeveloperDecember 2009PercentJanuary 2010PercentChange
Apache664,57666.89%665,59366.98%0.09
Microsoft175,27817.64%172,98317.41%-0.23
nginx40,0844.03%42,1054.24%0.20
Google20,2152.03%20,5752.07%0.04