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From Marc Slemko <ma...@znep.com>
Subject March 1998 Netcraft Web Server Survey (fwd)
Date Tue, 03 Mar 1998 21:34:24 GMT
Numbers look good, but I'm guessing they just found a whack of Apache
servers somewhere.  The graphs sure look cool though.

Apache+derivatives is over 1million.  Hmm.
http://www.netcraft.co.uk/survey/platform.html claims 50.37% for
Apache+derivaties for March, but I think it hasn't been updated yet even
though it claims to be March.  Should be... erm... ~51.4 or something I
think.




---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 3 Mar 1998 21:12:52 GMT
From: Mike Prettejohn <mhp@netcraft.co.uk>
To: marcs@znep.com
Subject: March 1998 Netcraft Web Server Survey




         The March 1998 Netcraft Web Server Survey is out;


         Survey goes over two million sites



- Top placed developers with numbers of hosts responding and percentage share -


Developer                                        Mar 98   Percent    Change
Apache                                           975289     46.79      1.07
Microsoft                                        450974     21.63     -0..17
Netscape                                         203394      9.76     -0.22
NCSA                                              69128      3.32     -0.24
O'Reilly                                          52147      2.50     -0.07


- Top placed servers with numbers of hosts responding and percentage share - 

Server                                           Mar 98   Percent    Change
Apache                                           975289     46.79      1.07
Microsoft-IIS                                    439748     21.10     -0.09
Netscape-Enterprise                              110336      5.29     -0.01
NCSA                                              69128      3.32     -0.24
RapidSite                                         48914      2.35      0.04
thttpd                                            45429      2.18     -0.02
WebSitePro                                        45069      2.16     -0.03
Stronghold                                        43730      2.10     -0.12
Netscape-Commerce                                 39896      1.91     -0.08
WebSTAR                                           33096      1.59     -0.07


Around the Web
    
      
   The number of web sites found by the survey exceed two million for the
   first time this month. The first survey was run over the last
   weekend in July 1995, and received responses from 18957 sites. The
   survey went past 100,000 sites in March 1996 and 1,000,000 in
   April 1997 Since spring 1996, the survey has usually been the
   largest publicly searchable archive of internet web sites.
   
      Top hosting companies merge
      
   ZDNet reports that Hiway Technologies, which owns Rapidsite,
   and best.com are about to merge. These companies are little known
   outside the hosting industry, but in terms of numbers of sites, are
   probably the two largest hosting companies in America. This month's
   survey found nearly 49,000 sites at Rapidsite, and 15,000 at
   best.com respectively. Additionally, both companies are significant
   hosters of SSL sites. The technical ability required this number
   of sites is quite considerable, and represents an achievement for
   their suppliers, as well as the companies themselves. RapidSite is run
   on multiple Silicon Graphics machines and the Apache server, while
   best.com is a network of Pentiums running Matt Dillon's purpose
   written BESTWWWD web server on FreeBSD.
   
      Heavy traffic at Olympics
      
   IBM ran the Winter Olympics, which has experienced peak traffic
   loads in the region of 100,000 hits in a minute, on the IBM-ICS
   server. IBM has recently switched www.ibm.com to
   Domino-Go-Webserver/4.6 which was also used for the Superbowl.
   
      Virtual redirection
      
   ml.org has an interesting free internet service whereby people can
   choose a domain name under home.ml.org which, when accessed, is then
   forwarded to a url elsewhere on the internet. So far, over 100,000
   people set up hostnames using this redirection service. All domain
   names resolve to the same ip address, and the server uses the HTTP/1.1
   host header to determine which of the sites it should respond as. To
   reduce DNS configuration changes the home.ml.org domain is wildcarded,
   so that any hostname chosen will receive a response from the server
   either a redirection to a new url, either a default page at
   www.home.ml.org or the url where the person's site content resides.
   


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The full survey is at

http://www.netcraft.com/survey/

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Material from the survey may be reproduced providing that Netcraft and 
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A commercial SSL server survey is also available from Netcraft,
price pounds 1200 for a monthly updated analysis reflecting the
topology of encrypted transactions electronic commerce on the internet.
Details and sample pageset available at http://www.netcraft.com/ssl/

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Netcraft also does commercial internet research projects. These include
custom cuts on the Web Server Survey data, virtual hosting industry analysis, 
corporate use of internet technology and bespoke projects. All of the data 
is gathered through network exploration, not teleresearch.


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