It looks like Apache web server is loosing ground to Microsoft web server. According to Netcraft’s latest survey, Microsoft gained 4.71% market share in the month while Apache lost 5.98%.
Among active sites, the numbers were a bit better for Apache, it only lost 2.32%, and Microsoft only gained .92%.
Technology trends among registrars have a huge impact on web server market share, as each registrar hosts large numbers of parked domains. Microsoft’s last major rise in market share in 2001-02 was due to migrations at Register.com and VeriSign.
“It was clear from all of the testing we’ve conducted that Microsoft web server provides an efficient and scalable operating platform, while also giving the performance needed to handle our extraordinary growth,” said Warren Adelman, president and COO of Go Daddy.