August 2010 Web Server Survey

In the August 2010 survey we received responses from 213,458,815 sites.

This month saw four of the major web servers gaining hostnames but only two gaining market share.

Apache saw the largest increase again this month, gaining over 6.7M hostnames and pushing its share of the market above 56%, its highest share in 3 years. This large growth caused Microsoft to lose nearly 1 percentage point of market share despite gaining over 200k hostnames, mostly at China Telecom.

lighttpd has recovered from last month's losses, gaining 600k hostnames. After the massive drop of hostnames at SAVVIS in Australia, they have now partially recovered with the help of 200k new hostnames being served by lighttpd. Additionally iWeb Technologies Inc. have gained 300k hostnames pointing at lighttpd servers.

Google's share has dipped this month, losing 300k hostnames and a similar number of active sites.

Total Sites Across All Domains
August 1995 - August 2010

Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - August 2010


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

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


DeveloperJuly 2010PercentAugust 2010PercentChange
Apache112,945,96854.90%119,664,12856.06%1.16
Microsoft53,217,62025.87%53,434,58625.03%-0.84
Google15,849,8537.70%15,526,7817.27%-0.43
nginx11,474,6965.58%11,713,6075.49%-0.09
lighttpd1,258,8000.61%1,821,8240.85%0.24

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


DeveloperJuly 2010PercentAugust 2010PercentChange
Apache47,781,68754.79%49,673,39155.44%0.64
Microsoft15,556,80217.84%15,960,76217.81%-0.03
Google12,424,22714.25%12,189,89713.60%-0.64
nginx6,601,4477.57%6,789,5887.58%0.01
lighttpd376,0830.43%420,9290.47%0.04

For more information on active servers, see Active Sites

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


DeveloperJuly 2010PercentAugust 2010PercentChange
Apache662,19866.73%662,26166.72%-0.02
Microsoft167,66416.90%167,42916.87%-0.03
nginx51,8465.22%53,3575.38%0.15
Google 19,455 1.96% 18,929 1.91% -0.05