Microsoft’s IIS vs. Apache: is Apache really in decline?

After reading about the latest netcraft survey (that shows Apache undergoing serious market share decline compared to M$’s IIS), following a link from Glyn Moody’s blog and clicking further to here, we will eventually end up looking at another survey of web servers that shows a rather different result:

E-Soft's Security Space Web Survey

How strange… One shows Apache in apparent terminal decline, whilst this survey from shows something completely different. The survey above is rather more stringent about what it thinks is a valid web site and what isn’t. And as we have seen before, when large registrars are paid to switch millions of parked domains from Apache to IIS, the Netcraft survey numbers take a rather large jump in favour of the M$ product.

I know which Web Server I depend on. And it isn’t Microsoft’s….

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