Apache on the warpath

— 12:00 AM on January 13, 2004

If you're concerned that Microsoft is gobbling up every aspect of computing they can lay their hands on, take heart in this News.com story which says that at least the web server software arena remains well out of their grasp.

According to the survey cited in the article, the number of sites running Apache increased by a whopping forty percent in the last year, from 22 million to 31 million. Microsoft's IIS, on the other hand, dropped from 9.7 million to 9.6 million sites. In terms of market share, Apache climbed from 62 percent to 67 percent, while IIS dropped from 27 percent to 21 percent.

The article does point out that Microsoft's market share of SSL servers is holding steady at around 50 percent, and apparently has since at least 1996.

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