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Subject draft 5
Date Tue, 02 Apr 1996 01:16:53 GMT


INTERNET - April 1, 1996 - The Apache Group today announced that
their popular webserver, Apache, was found by the Netcraft Web Server
Survey to be the most popular server on the Internet.

The latest Netcraft survey, the most comprehensive market survey of
webservers on the net, found that Apache and its derivatives claimed a
29% marketshare as of April 1st, making it more used than any other
webserver on the market. The NCSA server, which had previously held
the number one position, now holds a 26% share of webservers surveyed.

Sameer Parekh, President of Community ConneXion, Inc., commented on
the Apache server's suitability for high-security applications, "Time
and time again have security incidents on the Internet shown the
importance of available source code for the deployment of secure
Internet and Intranet applications. Apache is an excellent example of
the kind of product which is suitable for high security applications,
given the fact that the source is fully available, for free."

Speaking of Apache's competition in the packed World Wide Web server
arena, Apache Group developer Alexei Kosut remarked that "While
commercial servers are limited by profit margins and corporate
politics, a free server like Apache is limited only by the
imagination." In fact, the Apache Group is working furiously on a new
version of their server, which Kosut promises will have "more new
features than you can shake a stick at."


The Netcraft Web Server Survey is the most comprehensive survey of
webservers on the net. Run by Netcraft Ltd., a web development company
in the UK, the Netcraft Survey covers more than one hundred fifty
thousands servers on the net. The survey can be reached at

The Apache Group is a collection of web developers dedicated to the
development of a freely available, high-quality webserver for
deployment throughout the World-Wide-Web. Information about Apache is
available from the Apache Server, at

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