The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web Server software usage on Internet connected computers. We collect and collate as many hostnames providing an http service as we can find, and systematically poll each one with an HTTP request for the server name. In the December 1996 survey we received responses from 603,367 sites.
Servers with more than 20,000 sites
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Developers with more than 20,000 sites
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Netscape is the sum of sites running 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.
O'Reilly is the sum of sites running WebSite & WebSitePro.
Apache approaches a quarter of a million sites
The number of sites running Apache, increased from 214,366 at the start of November to 247,419, giving it 41% of the survey.
Microsoft-IIS & NT4 make headway
Overall, the percentage of NT specific servers, running one of IIS, Website, WebsitePro, Purveyor, EMWAC, Commerce-Builder, Alibaba, or WebQuest, is now 15.25%. This includes nothing in respect of the number of Netscape or Navisoft servers which may be running on NT, or for a number of servers with smaller number of sites also running on NT. We are unable to produce a figure for Netscape or Navisoft on NT, as the signature for these servers when running on NT machines is indistinguishable from the Unix versions.
Reports and Interactive Queries
Reports are provided showing server usage for the Internet as a whole, and for selected domains, with links to all the sites responding to the survey.
A facility for you to check what server a particular site is running now is also available. The same form can be used to ensure that a particular site is included in future surveys. A directory of sites running in developer domains is also provided.
Your comments and criticism are much appreciated.