Uit de nieuwste cijfers van Netcraft blijkt dat het marktaandeel van de gratis Apache webserver over de maand november - na 5 achtereenvolgende maanden van verval - eindelijk weer is toegenomen . Het aandeel van Apache floepte met 1,14% omhoog, terwijl Microsoft 0,67% naar beneden viel. Hier wat info van de Netcraft site:
Apache had its best month since the spring, gaining just over one percentage point of survey share. Microsoft, after its large gain last month, and Netscape dropped back by a roughly equivalent measure.
During the month promotion commenced for the second Apache conference to be run in Florida next March. It is interesting to see that Sun , traditionally thought of as tightly aligned with Netscape, is adopting a more encouraging outlook towards Apache and is a conference sponsor.
Large Scale Hosting
Last month we reported that webjump.com was one of the first large hosting systems [with well over 300,000 sites] to be deployed on NT. Several people have since pointed out that Webjump is actually a hybrid system with static content run from NT and dynamic content delivered from a conventional Solaris/Apache/perl system.
In the upshot of the publicity of the Webjump system, several companies changed their DNS configurations to enable Netcraft to retrieve DNS information for their web hosts and include their sites in the survey; the largest of these, hypermart.net was too late for inclusion in the November survey, but is likely to add several hundred thousand in December. hypermart.net provides free business site hosting on a Linux/Apache platform.
Intel based systems have done very well in hosting scenarios over the last two years, and this trend is likely to continue, both as a platform for the freely available Linux and FreeBSD operating systems and for Windows 2000 with the new Microsoft operating system now being heavily promoted as scaling to high availability and high performance hosting scenarios.