May 2008 Web Server Survey

In the May 2008 survey we received responses from 168,408,112 sites.

The total number of sites has increased by 2.7 million, with 554 thousand new sites being hosted by the Dutch company XL Internet Services. Similar growth is seen at Akamai, a web content and application delivery company, where 531 thousand new sites have appeared.

The GNR web server climbs to 15th place after gaining 212 thousand sites this month. GNR is operated by Global Name Registry, which is the licence operator of the .name global top level domain that was launched in 2002. The .name gTLD is intended to be used by individuals, and most of the site addresses being served by the GNR web server use the format www.firstname.lastname.name.

Nearly all of the .name sites being hosted by Global Name Registry are served from the same IP address, and many of them use a frameset to present content from Facebook's website, showing limited public profiles for Facebook users with the same name.

Total Sites Across All Domains August 1995 - May 2008

Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - May 2008

Graph of market share for top servers across all domains, August 1995 - May 2008

Top Developers
DeveloperApril 2008PercentMay 2008PercentChange
Apache83,554,63850.42%83,746,83749.73%-0.69
Microsoft58,547,35535.33%58,991,10635.03%-0.30
Google10,079,3336.08%10,127,9566.01%-0.07
lighttpd1,495,3080.90%1,523,1480.90%0.00
Sun547,8730.33%545,6510.32%-0.01
DeveloperApril 2008PercentMay 2008PercentChange
Apache33,463,19849.41%32,839,21348.04%-1.37
Microsoft23,272,84034.37%24,040,26035.17%0.80
Google6,347,0349.37%6,592,5989.64%0.27
Sun183,9920.27%173,6790.25%-0.02
lighttpd76,6530.11%92,0410.13%0.02
Totals for Active Servers Across All Domains
June 2000 - May 2008


A more detailed list of servers is given here.