2007-05-02: Apache Gets Small Gain
The monthly Netcraft Web server survey for April 2007 showed that Apache Web server and its derivatives managed to gain some market share compared to the March survey. Apache now has 58.86% of the market, a 0.24% share increase from the prior month. By comparison, the nearest competitor, Microsoft's IIS (and other Microsoft products) had 31.13%, an increase of 0.11% from the prior survey. Until the beginning of 2006, Apache was approaching an 80% share, while IIS was struggling to stay near 20%.
Apache is an example of FLOSS being superior to it proprietary competition.
We believe that FLOSS (Free / Libré and Open Source Software) is the wave of the future. Soon, all proprietary software companies will need to accommodate FLOSS in their design and marketing, or be kicked to the curb as unusable.