Microsoft starts to scalp Apache

MICROSOFT IS continuing to push the open sauce Apache off web-servers across the world.

According to Netcraft, the outfit is increasing its web server market share, adding 2.6 million sites this month as Apache loses 991,000 hostnames.

This represents an improvement in market share by Vole by 1.4 per cent to 34.2 per cent. Apache lost 1.7 per cent to 48.4 per cent.

Netcraft points out that if Volish market share keeps growing at that rate, it might eventually take Apache’s leadership position in 2008.

Apache has been the big chief since March 1996 and by November 2005, Apache was found on 71 per cent of web sites, putting it more than 50 percentage points ahead of Microsoft IIS.

However it is not all going Microsoft’s way. Apache is also losing ground to another open source server, lighttpd which has 1.2 per cent of all sites and Google which takes 4.4 per cent.

News source: THEINQUIRER

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