Netcraft: April 2006 Web Server Survey

There are now more than 80 million web sites on the Internet, as
the April 2006 survey received responses from 80,655,992 sites, an
increase of 3.1 million hostnames from March 2006. The web has
doubled in size in the past three years, as the survey hit the 40
million mark in April 2003.

“This month’s survey brings one of the largest one-month swings
in the history of the web server market, as Microsoft gains 4.7
percent share while Apache loses 5.9 percent. The shift is driven
by changes at domain registrar Go Daddy, which has just migrated
more than 3.5 million hostnames from Linux to Windows. Go Daddy,
which had been the world’s largest Linux host, is now the world’s
largest Windows Server 2003 host, as measured by hostnames. The
company said it will shift a total of 4.4 million hostnames to
Windows Server 2003…”

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