February 2012 Web Server Survey

In the February 2012 survey we received responses from 612,843,429 sites. Compared to January, this represents an increase of 30M hostnames or +5.2%.

nginx was the only server to experience a non-negligible market share increase this month, gaining 0.27 percentage points. Apache did experience a growth of 19M hostnames, but its market share has remained static, while Microsoft and Google had a small drop in market share despite gaining 3.9M and 450K hostnames respectively.

Within the Million Busiest Sites nginx continued its steady growth; gaining just over 12K new sites. Apache saw the biggest loss this month with a drop of 18K hostnames.

The Resin application server has been experiencing strong growth over the past 12 months; seeing an almost tenfold growth from 480k hostnames in February 2011 to 4.7M or 0.77% of the market in February 2012. Resin is a Java application server from Caucho which is used on a number of the Million Busiest Sites, including Bebo — now recovered from its outage last week.

Total Sites Across All Domains
August 1995 - February 2012

Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - February 2012


Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains
August 1995 - February 2012

Graph of market share for top servers across all domains, August 1995 - February 2012


DeveloperJanuary 2012PercentFebruary 2012PercentChange
Apache378,267,39964.91%397,867,08964.92%0.01
Microsoft84,288,98514.46%88,210,99514.39%-0.07
nginx56,087,7769.63%60,627,2009.89%0.27
Google18,936,3813.25%19,394,1963.16%-0.09

Totals for Active Sites Across All Domains
June 2000 - February 2012


DeveloperJanuary 2012PercentFebruary 2012PercentChange
Apache105,684,04957.93%106,664,06157.45%-0.48
nginx22,221,51412.18%23,590,73712.71%0.53
Microsoft22,142,11412.14%22,363,73012.05%-0.09
Google14,412,9267.90%14,316,4857.71%-0.19

For more information see Active Sites

Market Share for Top Servers Across the Million Busiest Sites
September 2008 - February 2012


DeveloperJanuary 2012PercentFebruary 2012PercentChange
Apache640,54764.36%622,81662.57%-1.80
Microsoft149,20914.99%147,68914.84%-0.16
nginx84,5418.49%96,5969.70%1.21
Google23,8942.40%30,2293.04%0.64