July 2010 Web Server Survey

In the July 2010 survey we received responses from 205,714,253 sites.

This month's results show that three of the six major web servers have gained hostnames in the last month, while the other three suffered losses.

The largest of these gains came from Apache, which saw an increase of over 1.1M hostnames.

Google's share has continued to increase, albeit at a slower rate than last month with just under 500k additional hostnames. This is due to increased activity on Blogger.

lighttpd suffered the largest overall loss this month, falling by 446k hostnames. This was caused by the loss of 690k hostnames at Savvis in Australia. Microsoft also experienced a loss this month, serving 648k fewer hostnames worldwide and also losing 265k active sites. A big contributor to this was a loss of 388k hostnames due to lower activity on Microsoft Live Spaces.

Total Sites Across All Domains
August 1995 - July 2010

Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - July 2010


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

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


DeveloperJune 2010PercentJuly 2010PercentChange
Apache111,792,32154.02%112,945,96854.90%0.89
Microsoft53,865,34526.03%53,217,62025.87%-0.16
Google15,375,9507.43%15,849,8537.70%0.28
nginx11,264,2295.44%11,474,6965.58%0.14
lighttpd1,704,7970.82%1,258,8000.61%-0.21

Totals for Active Servers Across All Domains
June 2000 - July 2010


DeveloperJune 2010PercentJuly 2010PercentChange
Apache47,215,21254.37%47,781,68754.79%0.42
Microsoft15,821,50818.22%15,556,80217.84%-0.38
Google12,282,05414.14%12,424,22714.25%0.10
nginx6,650,9077.66%6,601,4477.57%-0.09
lighttpd345,2510.40%376,0830.43%0.03

For more information on active servers, see Active Sites

Market Share for Top Servers Across the Million Busiest Sites
September 2008 - July 2010


DeveloperJune 2010PercentJuly 2010PercentChange
Apache662,16966.61%662,19866.60%-0.01
Microsoft169,41817.04%167,66416.86%-0.18
nginx49,5304.98%51,8465.21%0.23
Google19,4251.95%19,4551.96%0.00