How Many Websites Are There in 2012

In the 2012 survey we received responses from 612,843,429 websites. Compared to January, this represents an increase of 30M hostnames or +5.2%.

nginx was the only server to experience a non-negligible market share increase this month, gaining 0.27 percentage points. Apache did experience a growth of 19M hostnames, but its market share has remained static, while Microsoft and Google had a small drop in market share despite gaining 3.9M and 450K hostnames respectively.

Within the Million Busiest Sites nginx continued its steady growth; gaining just over 12K new sites. Apache saw the biggest loss this month with a drop of 18K hostnames.

The Resin application server has been experiencing strong growth over the past 12 months; seeing an almost tenfold growth from 480k hostnames in February 2011 to 4.7M or 0.77% of the market in February 2012. Resin is a Java application server from Caucho which is used on a number of the Million Busiest Sites, including Bebo — now recovered from its outage last week.

Total Sites Across All Domains
August 1995 – February 2012

 

 

Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains
August 1995 – February 2012

 

 

Developer January 2012 Percent February 2012 Percent Change
Apache 378,267,399 64.91% 397,867,089 64.92% 0.01
Microsoft 84,288,985 14.46% 88,210,995 14.39% -0.07
nginx 56,087,776 9.63% 60,627,200 9.89% 0.27
Google 18,936,381 3.25% 19,394,196 3.16% -0.09

 

Totals for Active Sites Across All Domains
June 2000 – February 2012

 

Developer January 2012 Percent February 2012 Percent Change
Apache 105,684,049 57.93% 106,664,061 57.45% -0.48
nginx 22,221,514 12.18% 23,590,737 12.71% 0.53
Microsoft 22,142,114 12.14% 22,363,730 12.05% -0.09
Google 14,412,926 7.90% 14,316,485 7.71% -0.19
Market Share for Top Servers Across the Million Busiest Sites
September 2008 – February 2012

 

Developer January 2012 Percent February 2012 Percent Change
Apache 640,547 64.36% 622,816 62.57% -1.80
Microsoft 149,209 14.99% 147,689 14.84% -0.16
nginx 84,541 8.49% 96,596 9.70% 1.21
Google 23,894 2.40% 30,229 3.04% 0.64