The July 2001 Netcraft Web Server Survey is out; http://www.netcraft.com/survey/ Top Developers Developer June 2001 Percent July 2001 Percent Change Apache 18466153 63.02 18382308 58.73 -4.29 Microsoft 5973654 20.39 8099757 25.88 5.49 iPlanet 1802041 6.15 1345566 4.30 -1.85 Zeus 810108 2.76 793587 2.54 -0.22 Active Sites Developer June 2001 Percent July 2001 Percent Change Apache 7346025 62.42 7314577 60.53 -1.89 Microsoft 3076623 26.14 3372341 27.91 1.77 iPlanet 273293 2.32 282517 2.34 0.02 Zeus 182735 1.55 184895 1.53 -0.02 Around the Net Microsoft gains around five and a half per cent of web hosts this month, and almost 2% of active sites. Primarily this is a result of two large US installations converting to Windows 2000 from Solaris. The large free hosting company Namezero, hosted on the Exodus network, has migrated its front end systems to Windows 2000, as has part of the Network Solutions domain registration system. Network Solutions has moved physically from Digex, to Interland,
The Apache Web server goes down by more than 4 percentage points, while Microsoft IIS gains more than five percentage points.
[where Microsoft held a minority interest, prior to the sale to Micron] as part of the process. These large installations had previously been masking a general decline in Solaris share on the web, which is now down four percentage points over the last year. Additionally, the Network Solutions site was by far the largest Netscape-Enterprise installation in terms of numbers of hostnames, and one would expect that Netscape-Enterprise overall share will drop towards the 2-2.5% it has in the active sites analysis over the next few months. First .Net site spotted This months survey also found a site outside of microsoft.com offering Microsoft's .Net services. This is earlier than many people expected, however the site www.empowered.com is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Microsoft itself has several sites using .Net, including uddi.microsoft.com. pre release of Windows .Net Server becoming quite widely deployed There are already between six and seven hundred sites running Microsoft-IIS/6.0 and Windows .Net Server, the operating system that will succeed Windows 2000 sometime next year. Windows .Net Server has had little media attention relative to .Net, and there has been no prior reporting of the availability of a pre release, but the sites running the Windows .Net pre-release are spread over several countries. Mark Shuttleworth set to venture into space Conversely, something that has been very widely reported is that Mark Shuttleworth, founder of the Thawte Certificate Authority is set to be the second space tourist. Mark sold Thawte to Verisign for 50M in November 1999, and is expected to provide Verisign stockholders with an opportunity to see their money literally go up in smoke later on this year. Internet commerce steadily growing, recession or not Despite the failure of many internet based companies over the last
year, there has been steady growth in the numbers of sites performing encrypted transactions over the internet. Verisign recently reported that 87% of SSL certificates expiring in the last quarter were renewed, while our own SSL Survey shows growth of around 50% over a year ago. The OECD recently produced a comparison of the growth in internet SSL servers with the most comparable Nasdaq industry indexes for a recent US Federal Reserve meeting, and this is shown below. References 1. http://www.namezero.com/ 2. http://www.digex.com/ 3. http://www.interland.com/ 4. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.empowered.com/ 5. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=uddi.microsoft.com/ 6. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_1448000/1448711.stm 7. http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1005-200-6695510.html
This article was originally published on Tuesday Jul 31st 2001