Netcraft heeft de resultaten van hun webserver survey voor de afgelopen maand gepubliceerd. Apache heeft na een kleine dip in mei de weg naar de top weer opgepakt en heerst nu een marktaandeel van 60,44 procent. De daling die Microsoft eind vorig jaar heeft ingezet, werd ook in juni vervolgd. Samen met iPlanet (Sun / Netscape) en Zeus was Internet Information Server de grootste daler. Het onderzoek van Netscraft leverde weer wat interessante feitjes op. Zo blijkt dat MacOS fansites vooral op Unix varianten draaien en dat Akamai een aantal Win2k servers aan hun kudde met Pinguins heeft toegevoegd:
Apache gained well over a million sites from the May survey, and sailed past the 10 million sites threshold. Part of the strength of the gain came as a result of a depression in the May survey when sites at the large German hosting company xlink.net failed to respond.
A hosting system with some 90,000 sites located at Digital Nation replaced Zeus with Apache, reducing Zeus's total number of sites by around a third.
Akamai adopt Windows 2000 for streaming media caching
Akamai has been one of the leading proponents of Linux systems, using a huge number of Linux based systems for its http caching topology, and was recently reported as taking 20% of VA Linux's output. However, it seems to have adopted Windows 2000 for caching streaming media, with at least a few hundred systems already in place running Windows 2000. Windows 2000 has not previously been thought of a fabric of the internet infrastructure, and to see the leading caching company adopt it alongside a large existing Linux infrastructure will shock many.
Following last months article on the removal of MacOSX from the www.apple.com load balancing pool, it has been pointed out that many of the Mac community sites also run on Unix based systems.
At time of writing MacAddict run Apache on Linux, while MacCentral and MacOSRumors run Apache on FreeBSD, and MacWeek and MacWorld. run Netscape-Enterprise on Solaris. Ironically, Apple have now reintroduced MacOSX into the www.apple.com load balancing pool, where it serves around 20% of requests.
Elsewhere, other vendor specific publications often do run the technology that they write about, even when this is outside the mainstream. Oracle Magazine runs Oracle Web Listener on Solaris. Similarly, SCO World run Netscape-FastTrack on SCO Unix.
However, many of the Windows magazines avoid running NT on their own sites. MaximumPC run Apache on Linux and PC Magazine run Apache on Solaris, as does Windows Magazine. ZDNet publish a number of PC magazines, but use Netscape-Enterprise on Solaris to run their web site, just like PC World. while Win98 Magazine run Apache and BSD/OS. The exception that proves the rule is Windows NT Magazine which loyally runs Microsoft-IIS on NT4.