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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This is because the third table is about actual websites, as opposed to automatically generated stuff, such as the commercial links that appear when one looks up a nonexistent domain name.

Bots apparently prefer Apache and IIS to nginx.

The methodology used to differentiate both is explained here :

Edited 2012-01-06 13:57 UTC

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