Apache-on-Linux actually commands 67% of active Web server..

Story: IDC's Market-Share Tally Still Low-Balls GNU/LinuxTotal Replies: 3
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Dec 16, 2004
8:23 AM EDT
This is just rubbish.

The link posted says Apache has 67% of active domains. That includes:

- Apache on Windows - Apache on Linux - Apache on Solaris - Apache on Mac - Apache on PDA - Apache on yer granny

and says nothing specific of linux. It is a survey of active domains not of "installations". One server running apache can have 100 domains attached. We can of course be confident that the IIS installations are all on Windows.

Microsoft IIS has lost ground to Apache but that it is not what IDC was talking about.

Dec 16, 2004
9:09 AM EDT
There is something wrong with the Netcraft data. I went to the site and for fun looked at Kroger.com since it was reported as a Fortune 100 company running on Win98.

If you go to Netcraft directly it tells you it is running IIE on BSD? How is that done? http://news.netcraft.com/

Dec 16, 2004
9:32 AM EDT
Netcraft uses fingerprinting techniques... it's not full proof and can be confused (be it intentional or unintentional).

Dec 16, 2004
11:18 AM EDT
IIS on BSD means they use a caching system.

Windows update.com used for a while IIS on Linux, as the os was the caching and the server was reported as proper.

The joke was Windows 2k3 couldn't handle the load so MSFT had to use a more reliable server. I don't know if this is still true. It was for one of the DDOS attacks.

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