The November 2000 Netcraft Web Server Survey is out; http://www.netcraft.com/survey/ - Top placed developers with numbers of hosts responding and percentage share - Developer October 2000 Percent November 2000 Percent Change Apache 13295499 59.67 14193854 59.69 0.02 Microsoft 4493937 20.17 4776220 20.09 -0.08 iPlanet 1541275 6.92 1643977 6.91 -0.01 - Top placed servers with numbers of hosts responding and percentage share - Server October 2000 Percent November 2000 Percent Change Apache 13295499 59.67 14193854 59.69 0.02 Microsoft-IIS 4491609 20.16 4774050 20.08 -0.08 Netscape-Enterprise 1500988 6.74 1605438 6.75 0.01 WebLogic 680332 3.05 789953 3.32 0.27 Zeus 616200 2.77 640386 2.69 -0.08 Rapidsite 339379 1.52 347307 1.46 -0.06 thttpd 225175 1.01 226867 0.95 -0.06 AOLserver 151948 0.68 136326 0.57 -0.11 tigershark 102850 0.46 120213 0.51 0.05 WebSitePro 105112 0.47 106618 0.45 -0.02 Active Sites
Apache slightly gains in market share; Microsoft IIS slightly decreases in market share.
Developer October 2000 Percent November 2000 Percent Change Apache 5567580 60.02 5770634 59.95 -0.07 Microsoft 2400814 25.88 2483691 25.80 -0.08 iPlanet 236814 2.55 247976 2.58 0.03 Around the Net Microsoft-IIS/5.1 sighted, Commerce Server released There was a first sighting of Microsoft-IIS/5.1 which is the web server for the Microsoft Whistler release this month. The most significant deployment has been as part of a load balanced set of sites at intel.com. However, Intel still mainly runs Microsoft-IIS/4.0 and the Whistler servers meet only a small percentage of the requests to intel.com. Also this month, Microsoft Commerce Server was released. Commerce Server's predecessor, SiteServer was widely adopted and is one of the key reasons for NT's widespread use as an ecommerce platform. Currently Microsoft-IIS runs just under half the sites performing encrypted transactions on the internet and is continuing to grow. DellHost launch in Europe, PSI at risk Currently, the dedicated server business is the most dynamic arena within the web services market, with market leaders such as Verio, Rackspace and Interland typically increasing the number of machines they host by a factor of five over the last year. Arguably, the company that the market leaders fear most is Dell, which is an order of magnitude of bigger, and enjoys vertical integration economies through its position as a leading PC manufacturer. This month Dell launched in the UK. Emphasising the geographical flexibility of the dedicated server market where customers rarely, if at all, visit their machines in person, dellhost.co.uk is located in
Paris, while the machines are sold through a telesales center located in Ireland. Round trip times to dellhost.co.uk from networks in the UK are typically about 50% higher than response times from well known UK hosting locations, such as Demon Internet though still very respectable at around 50ms. One company that may have overexpanded is PSI. Although PSI is one of the largest ISPs in the world, its stock price has fallen to a recent level of from a high of 0, and it reportedly has debts of around .5billion. PSI customers are being courted with competitive offers by much of the rest of the industry. Baltimore & register.com form partnership to sell SSL certificates Baltimore, who bought Certificate Authority Cybertrust in January, have announced a partnership to sell certificates to register.com's 3 million domain name customers, and thereby challenge the Verisign / Network Solutions domination of the SSL market. Historically, Cybertrust's share of the internet SSL certificate market has been inconsequential, but partnering with the most successful of the new domain name registrars will undoubtedly make a considerable difference. In the first four months of this year register.com reached around 17% of new domain registrations from a standing start on January 1st. However, over two thirds of register.com's domains are parked and not in active use by their owners, and there is unlikely to be demand for SSL certificates from these domain owners in the short term. References 1. http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/whistler_2257.asp 2. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=intel.com 3. http://www.microsoft.com/commerceserver/ 4. http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2000/nov00/commerceserverpr.asp 5. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.dedicatedserver.com
6. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.rackspace.com 7. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.interland.com 8. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.dellhost.co.uk 9. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.demon.net 10. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.psi.net 11. http://www.stockmaster.com/exe/sm/chart?Symbol=PSIX&UPT=9125 12. http://news.cnet.com/news/0-1004-200-3724237.html 13. http://uptime.netcraft.com/hosted?netname=PSINETA,220.127.116.11,18.104.22.168 14. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.baltimore.net 15. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.cybertrust.com 16. http://investor.register.com/ireye/ir_site.zhtml?ticker=rcom&script=410&layout=1&item_id=133725 17. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.register.com 18. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.verisign.com 19. http://www.netcraft.com/whats/?host=www.networksolutions.com
This article was originally published on Friday Dec 1st 2000