2006 the year of the Microsoft web server?

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Looks like 2006 will be "the year of the Microsoft web server", with
Apache seeing a gradual decrease in its market percentage, while
Microsoft has seen a steady increase.

At October 2006 Apache held about 60% of the market (dropping 10% on
the start of the year), with Microsoft at about 30% (up almost 15% on
the start of the year).

(source Netcraft.com)


Woe to him that willfully innovates, while ignorant of the constant.

Re: 2006 the year of the Microsoft web server?

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It's not even a trend.  It's just a case of parked domains being shifted
by some big providers, e.g.:


The real story is that a good percentage of hosted domains are
essentially insignificant.  There is no way in hell I would host a
significant domain on a shitty IIS server.  And since "popularity" isn't
a technical feature anyway, who really cares?

My personal UDP list:, 4ax.com, buzzardnews.com, googlegroups.com,
    heapnode.com, localhost, x-privat.org

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