M$ Continues To Lose The Web

Not only are existing users of M$’s web servers annoyed by price/performance, “Microsoft’s decline seems far less dramatic when looking at the number of web-facing computers that use its server software. A net loss of 6,200 computers this month resulted in its computer share falling by only 0.28 percentage points, while Apache’s went up by 0.18 to 47.5%.
These losses included many sites running on Microsoft IIS 6.0, which along with Windows Server 2003, will reach the end of its Extended Support period in July. Further abandonment of these platforms is therefore expected in the first half of this year, although Microsoft does offer custom support relationships which go beyond the Extended Support period.”
the phasing out of older versions is provoking migration to Apache. M$ still has a good share of place-holding servers but every now and then M$ quits paying those guys… This time, M$ is at its lowest level in years, below 11%. The same effects are giving rise to the erosion of share in desktop/client operating systems. Consumers have choices now. So do businesses with the wider adoption of web-applications, thin clients and other technologies that push computing to the server where much of it belongs. Fewer “must have” applications means less lock-in.

See January 2015 Web Server Survey.

About Robert Pogson

I am a retired teacher in Canada. I taught in the subject areas where I have worked for almost forty years: maths, physics, chemistry and computers. I love hunting, fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, too.
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3 Responses to M$ Continues To Lose The Web

  1. dougman says:

    Yep, this is why M$ just came out with a new browser and dumped the IE branding, no one wants to use a dog-slow browser.

  2. DrLoser says:

    I don’t know anyone who has ever used a Microsoft server. I think it would be very difficult to find people to install and maintain such an exotic system.

    Well, if you don’t look, you don’t find, do you, ram?

    May I point out that, inter alia, you know me? I don’t administer one (never have), but that was not your claim. And naturally I used Microsoft Servers when I worked there (2010-2013).

    It will shock you to learn that I used them earlier, though. My prior contracting career was mostly Solaris/Linux, but it did involve one huge migration from Solaris to Windows Server and a couple of others that required RDP to a server.

    Never mind, ram. I’m sure your immense circle of IT contacts beats my anecdotal evidence. Or not, as the case may be.

  3. ram says:

    I don’t know anyone who has ever used a Microsoft server. I think it would be very difficult to find people to install and maintain such an exotic system.

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