Microsoft is starting to overtake its rivals in the Web server market, according to the latest survey from UK network consultants Netcraft. The installed base of servers running NT had increased from 12.5 to 14 per cent in the previous month.
The Netcraft survey gleaned its results from a total of 397,281 Web sites. According to the poll, the public domain Apache server maintained its large lead on the competition and gained nearly two points on its previous placing of 35.68 per cent. In second place was the NCSA server, used by 15.97 per cent of the sample group. Microsoft's Internet Information Server (IIS) jumped from sixth to third place with 6.73 per cent, placing it ahead of Netscape Communications Server (6.51 per cent), Netscape Commerce erver (6.33 per cent) and the CERN server (5.48 per cent).
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