[ale] OT: Gartner: drop IIS

James P. Kinney III jkinney at localnetsolutions.com
Wed Oct 3 21:31:36 EDT 2001

I read that as it take more IIS hardware to get the job done compared to

I also read it as more people trust their website to apache than IIS.

On Wed, 2001-10-03 at 21:17, Dan Mount wrote:
> Not to start a fight, but if you read that entire page, Apache outranks
> IIS in the number of hosts, not the number of machines running the
> software.
> Quote from the page:
> "Microsoft Windows has a significantly higher share of the web when one
> counts by computer, rather than by host, as in the conventional Web
> Server Survey. The survey shows 49.6% of the computers running the web
> are Windows based. As some of the 3% of computers not identified by the
> Netcraft operating system detector will in reality be Windows systems,
> despite some uncertainty due to the survey's error margins, it would be
> fair to say half of public Web Servers world-wide are run on Microsoft
> operating systems. Although Apache runs more sites than Windows, Apache
> is heavily deployed at hosting companies and ISPs who strive to run as
> many sites as possible on a single computer to save costs. Windows is
> most popular with end-user and self hosted sites, where the host to
> computer ratio is much smaller."
> So, it depends on how you count it.
> DM
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Geoffrey [mailto:esoteric at denali.atlnet.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2001 8:00 PM
> To: Eichler, Paula J.; ALE
> Subject: Re: [ale] OT: Gartner: drop IIS
> "Eichler, Paula J." wrote:
> > 
> > Question:  Microsoft defenders in these types of articles like to say
> the
> > the problem is that hackers attack IIS because it is so popular.
> Maybe I
> > misread something, but isn't Apache installed on more web servers than
> any
> > other?  That would pretty much negate that argument, n'est pas?
> Unless they
> > are counting the "web servers" that are installed inadvertantly with
> other
> > applications ...pj
> According to http://www.netcraft.com/survey/ Apache carries 60% of the
> market, with IIS a distant second at 27%.  So you are correct, Apache is
> much more abundant.
> --
> Until later: Geoffrey		esoteric at denali.atlnet.com
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