Netcraft Articles

How Many Sites Are On the Internet?
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If there is any accuracy to data released by Netcraft, then the Internet has about 182,226,259 sites.  That’s 948,000 more than a month ago.

Netcraft looks at the number of sites hosted on the different top servers. The following graph represents market share for top servers across all domains from August 1995 to October 2008:

Google Webserver Software Making Gains
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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.

Report: Google’s Developer Share Growing

We often think of it as a search engine, an email provider, or even a source of income, but a new report states that, as a developer, Google is also doing reasonably well.

More Than 100 Million Web Sites On The Internet

Netcraft’s monthly survey of the Internet has revealed that there are now more than 100 million web sites on the Internet. In the November 2006 survey Netcraft received responses from 101,435,253 sites, up from 97.9 million sites last month.

GoLexa.com Provides A Number of SEO Tools

The recently launched GoLexa.com offers users a completely ugly website that turns out, in spite of its appearance, to be completely useful, especially to those needing search engine optimization information.

Google Is Now A Domain Registrar

According to Netcraft, Google is now an ICANN-accredited registrar of domain names, providing it with yet another potential line of expansion.

New Apple Products Cause Site Slowdown

Yesterday, Apple announced the release of a number of new products to their line of computers and media players. The introduction of these items has caused an increase in traffic that has caused their site to experience slowdowns.

Which Web Server Is “Winning”

A November 2003 survey published by the UK-based Internet services company Netcraft made the claim that the Apache Web server “has a significant percentage gain” over its chief rival, Microsoft’s Internet Information Services (IIS), and now controls over two-thirds of the global Web server market. Only days later, Port80 Software released a survey stating that “Microsoft IIS maintains dominance of the corporate Web server market” with 53.8 percent of the market. With two seemingly similar surveys drawing contradictory conclusions, clearly the question of whose software powers the majority of the Web server market demands a deeper examination.

Ten Ways to Make the Most of IIS

As an IIS administrator it sometimes gets downright annoying having to fend off all the insults from Apache admins I meet claming innate server superiority. Generally the discussion about Web administration starts first with all the various security holes plaguing IIS and the negative press the platform garnered over the last year.