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Microsoft Drops Further in Web Servers Ranking, But Latest Contender to Beat Microsoft is Proprietary Nginx

Posted in Free/Libre Software, Microsoft at 3:07 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz


Summary: The ‘open core’ (meaning proprietary mixed with free) Web server product from Russia is toppling Microsoft, but is this cause for celebration really?

There is a great deal of news about open core (proprietary) Web server software Nginx, which is beating Microsoft. Some links below shed light on what’s new and iophk corrects one article by saying “I thought nginx already passed Microsoft” (true).

“In the last chart,” he says, “nginx is ahead of Microsoft” (see latest links below or this page).

“Earlier this year ‘other’ was ahead of Microsoft,” iophk says, “putting them temporarily in 4th place.”

He correctly adds that “nginx has been moving to open core for a while now, it looks like a problem.” It would have been better if Apache got all this share.

Related/contextual items from the news:

  1. Nginx Inc. Launches NGINX Plus

    Battle-Hardened Open-Source Based Product Combines Advanced Functionality, Support and Services for Commercial Customers

  2. Nginx Plus Moves Open-Source Web Server Forward
  3. NGINX Rolls Out Its First Commercial Web Server

    The fast, popular—and open-source—NGINX web server is now available as a commercial product for high-traffic sites.

  4. Industrial Erlang User Group Enhances Communication between the Open Source Community and Ericsson

    The ‘Industrial Erlang User Group’ will allow enterprise users of the Erlang/OTP programming language to collaborate with Ericsson and complement their work while spreading awareness and increasing adoption and commercial usage of Erlang.

  5. Nginx Web server goes commercial with new release
  6. Nginx introduces updated version of open source software
  7. Nginx, the popular open-source Web server, goes commercial

    Following in the footsteps of open-source companies like Red Hat and SUSE, Nginx’s developers are offering a commercial version of its flagship open-source program, the popular Nginx Web server.

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  1. Needs Sunlight said,

    August 27, 2013 at 4:43 am


    What’s also disturbing is that none of the tech news sites picked up on Nginx’s rise nor M$ drop to fourth place. They were all strangely quiet. Yet any time M$ gains ground, they are sure to mention it. Several times IIS has lost out to Apache and Nginx, but only when it gains is there any coverage. However, that is mostly with the parked domains which aren’t worth anything in the statistics. The area where it really matters is the list of busiest sites. Yet there on the matter of Nginx and “Other” taking 2nd and 3rd place, the media was astoundingly quiet, even the few news sites that once had reputations for being FOSS.

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