Google Webserver Software Making Gains

Netcraft puts it next to Apache in terms of growth

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When looking at lists of market shares, one tends to find Google’s name near the top and the corresponding number always increasing.  Unfortunately for the company, that first trend doesn’t hold true in the case of webserver software, but the results of a new Netcraft survey confirm that some impressive rises are taking place.

Google was found to be behind a total of 10.5 million sites in October.  Microsoft’s name was attached to 62.8 million, and Apache supported 91.9 million sites.

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 Netcraft’s Webserver Stats

The space between these numbers then narrows a bit if you only look at what Netcraft considers "active" sites.  Google, Microsoft, and Apache are tied to 7.6 million, 25.6 million, and 33.3 million of them, respectively.  This gives Google a market share of 10.62 percent.

As for month-to-month changes, Netcraft found that after Apache, "Google shows the next largest growth and boosts its total by 411 thousand sites."

So for being in a very distant third place, Google’s in pretty good shape.  The company gave Stephen Shankland a tiny insight into its position by stating, "The Google Web server is a custom-built server that runs on Linux."

Google Webserver Software Making Gains
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    Just saw the Netcraft March 2009. Like wow!

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