Linked by snydeq on Thu 5th Jan 2012 15:11 UTC
Internet & Networking With financial backing from the likes of Michael Dell and other venture capitalists, open source upstart Nginx has edged out Microsoft IIS (Internet Information Server) to hold the title of second-most widely used Web server among all active websites. What's more, according to Netcraft's January 2012 Web Server Survey, Nginx over the past month has gained market share among all websites, whereas competitors Apache, Microsoft, and Google each lost share.
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RE: Nginx and netcraft...
by Lennie on Thu 5th Jan 2012 23:50 UTC in reply to "Nginx and netcraft..."
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Actually no, you are confused.

Microsoft made deals with large domain hosters to serve their 'parked domains' on IIS (generic page shown for domains 'without a website').

That way it would inflate the usage share of IIS on the Internet so organisations like Netcraft would end up publishing graphs more favorable to IIS.

So they didn't pay Netcraft, they gave some really large hosters 'marketing budget' or whatever they called it.

Those contracts probably ran out around 2009 judging by the graphs.

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