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Apache Gains 5.5M Hostnames: Netcraft Web Server Survey

Submitted by on 16 January, 2018 – 4:32 pm

Internet services firm Netcraft ( found in its latest survey on the Apache web servers continued to increase its market share, while Microsoft and Google experienced losses.

Based on responses from more than 232 million sites, the October survey found that Apache has increased its market share by nearly one percent, resulting in 5.5 million hostnames.

Microsoft lost 1,300,000 host names, while Google suffered a loss of 400,000.

The losses in the active sites were much smaller, Microsoft lost a little over 100,000, while Google lost 150,000.

Nginx saw an increase of 1.4 million host names, bringing its market share by nearly half a percent.

If this trend continues, Google will surpass nginx by the number of host names for the next month. Google, however, still has over 4 million active sites of nginx.

nginx remarkable growth includes an increase of 400,000 in Moldova and an increase of 700,000 in the U.S., including an increase of 150,000 in BurstNet, increasing to 200,000 electric Huriicance a jump of nearly 400, 000 to ServePath.

February was the last time nginx had a greater number of host names Google, for losses caused by the expiration of the blogs on stale and in the survey.

lighttpd lost nearly half a million hostnames, a decrease of almost 25 percent, Netcraft attributed to losses in iWeb Technologies and the Bahamas.

The general trends in this month’s survey Web server echoed last month, where he won 10 million Apache host names, and last month when he won 6.7 million. In turn, the September survey found that Microsoft had lost more than 1.35 million hostnames and 200,000 Google.

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