Within the July 2020 survey we obtained responses from 1,234,228,567 websites throughout 260,658,118 distinctive domains and 10,221,919 web-facing computer systems. This represents a acquire of 9.47 million websites and 180,000 computer systems, however a lack of 1.75 million domains.

A lot of the main server distributors noticed good points in complete websites this month: Apache gained 9.8 million websites after a lack of roughly the identical measurement final month, whereas Microsoft and nginx gained 5.4 million and a pair of.5 million websites respectively. LiteSpeed continued to see robust development, gaining 1.95 million new websites this month. Though it makes up 2.17% of the market, this represents robust development from 1.62% at the beginning of the yr.

nginx confirmed the best development when it comes to domains, gaining 200,000. Losses of 1.1 million domains for Microsoft and 998,000 for Apache have additional boosted nginx’s lead on this metric, and it now stands round 30 million domains forward with a 29.8% (+0.27 pp) market share.

nginx additionally confirmed the best development in web-facing computer systems, with a rise of 97,000 taking its complete to three.5 million and leaving it simply 9,000 computer systems (0.09 pp of market share) shy of Apache, the present chief. Apache has persistently had the best variety of web-facing computer systems since Netcraft started monitoring the metric in 2007, however has slowly been shedding market share – primarily to nginx. Microsoft trails in third place with a complete of 1.6 million web-facing computer systems, round half that of nginx and Apache.

New vendor releases

LiteSpeed announced the primary launch candidate of LiteSpeed Net Server 6.0 on 17 July. This launch brings a number of main new options resembling help for conditionals in Apache configuration recordsdata, asynchronous execution of the mod_security Net Software Firewall, and sandboxed execution environments for PHP and CGI scripts. It additionally provides help for the most recent HTTP/3 specification, draft 29. LiteSpeed has traditionally been quick to undertake new draft variations of HTTP/2 and HTTP/3, usually implementing help inside a month of a brand new draft’s launch.

nginx 1.19.1 mainline was introduced on 7 July with a number of minor adjustments and bugfixes – mainline being the discharge stream which receives new characteristic updates. Alongside this, nginx launched version 0.4.2 of njs, a customized subset of JavaScript which permits nginx’s performance to be prolonged. This launch provides new common expression and filesystem strategies to the language, along with bugfixes.

Total number of websites

Web server market share

Developer June 2020 P.c July 2020 P.c Change
nginx 448,673,487 36.63% 451,156,878 36.55% -0.08
Apache 304,288,405 24.84% 314,054,523 25.45% 0.60
Microsoft 134,874,928 11.01% 140,264,332 11.36% 0.35
Google 43,449,240 3.55% 44,290,430 3.59% 0.04
Web server market share for active sites

Developer June 2020 P.c July 2020 P.c Change
Apache 51,602,586 27.27% 51,653,416 26.98% -0.28
nginx 37,118,879 19.61% 38,490,201 20.11% 0.49
Google 19,315,421 10.21% 18,700,327 9.77% -0.44
Microsoft 8,551,282 4.52% 8,642,877 4.51% -0.00

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Web server market share for top million busiest sites

Developer June 2020 P.c July 2020 P.c Change
Apache 284,849 28.48% 282,596 28.26% -0.23
nginx 254,281 25.43% 255,843 25.58% 0.16
Microsoft 74,007 7.40% 73,558 7.36% -0.04
LiteSpeed 19,194 1.92% 19,569 1.96% 0.04
Web server market share for computers

Developer June 2020 P.c July 2020 P.c Change
Apache 3,423,193 34.09% 3,454,822 33.80% -0.29
nginx 3,347,179 33.33% 3,445,835 33.71% 0.38
Microsoft 1,605,287 15.99% 1,604,484 15.70% -0.29
Web server market share for domains

Developer June 2020 P.c July 2020 P.c Change
nginx 77,436,626 29.51% 77,637,044 29.79% 0.27
Apache 71,514,159 27.25% 70,516,590 27.05% -0.20
Microsoft 46,133,117 17.58% 45,042,498 17.28% -0.30
Google 2,279,759 0.87% 2,388,957 0.92% 0.05