(The Hosting News) – Apache continues its reign as one of the most used website servers according to newly released statistics from tracking site Netcraft.com. While taking in slightly over 57.23% of the market may sound good, that’s significantly down from a reported 65% from the same survey last year.
Tech giant Microsoft’s web servers, meanwhile, were noted for an uptick in traffic, recently gaining 2.3 million new websites. That represents a market share set at 16.52%.
To conduct the study, Netcraft polled more than 625 million websites.
Also joining the conversation was open source web server Nginx, which like Microsoft saw a boost in websites provided for, adding 1.2 million.
Interestingly enough, Netcraft’s survey noted the increasing popularity of microblogging platform Tumblr. The survey showed that the blogging provider hosted the tenth most sites behind other top hosting providers including Go Daddy.
According to Netcraft, Tumblr currently hosts 9.2 million blogs via a netblock of its own. The company had initially gone with SoftLayer who now falls behind Go Daddy in terms of hostnames.
Netcraft also recently unveiled a list of most reliable hosting company websites during the course of last month, showing Datapipe responding to all customer requests. That’s despite the fact the company has data centers located in areas currently affected by superstorm Sandy.