At its core, a Web server serves static content to a Web browser by loading a file from a disk and serving it across the network to a user's Web browser. The browser and server talking to each other using HTTP mediate this entire exchange
the March 2009 survey, it is received responses from 224,749,695 sites. This has brought the total up by more than 9 million sites, with QQ and Microsoft making the most significant contributions. Apache remains in the lead with a total of 104 million sites, while Microsoft-IIS's (internet information services ) gain of 3.3 million sites brings its total up to 66 million.
Which servers do the busiest sites use? Graphical Charts :
Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains August 1995 - April 2009 Cumulative Frequency Graph
Top Developers : Developer February 2009 Percent March 2009 Percent Change Apache 104,796,820 48.59% 104,178,852 46.35% -2.24 Microsoft 62,935,449 29.18% 66,229,250 29.47% 0.29 qq.com 20,021,763 9.28% 28,905,129 12.86% 3.58 Google 8,157,546 3.78% 5,403,930 2.40% -1.38 nginx 3,447,596 1.60% 3,838,784 1.71% 0.11
Researcher IDC reports that third-quarter factory revenues posted solid growth of 8.8 percent year over year, totaling $4.9 billion in the quarter. The total disk storage systems market grew to $6.6 billion in revenues, up 1.1 percent from the same period a year ago. Total disk storage systems capacity shipped reached 2,170 petabytes—whopping growth of 41.7 percent.
The total network disk storage market [ NAS (network attached storage) Combined with Open SAN (storage area network) ] posted 15.3 percent year-over-year growth in the third quarter to more than $3.7 billion in revenues.
EMC continues to maintain its leadership in the total network storage market with 27.9 percent revenue share, followed by HP with 12.3 percent revenue share.