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08.13.20

On Web Servers, Microsoft’s Collapse Continues More Rapidly Under COVID (a Million Domains Lost in the Past Month)

Posted in GNU/Linux, Microsoft, Servers, Windows at 5:10 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

A dying breed, but the corporate media never talks about it

Ruined wall
Windows firewall

Summary: Even though the Microsoft-sponsored media repeatedly refuses (or strangely enough just ‘fails’) to report on it, the days of Microsoft’s IIS are likely numbered; it won’t be long before less than a million computers run it

THE corporate media does not like to talk about it (nothing for its advertisers to gain from it), but according to these latest statistics sooner or later there will be nobody left to use and pay for IIS except the Linux Foundation (yes, it uses Microsoft on some servers).

“…sooner or later there will be nobody left to use and pay for IIS except the Linux Foundation…”Microsoft has already lost more than 5% of its share in just two months [1, 2] and it’s again down from 4.52% to 4.51% of active sites (parked domains statistics are easy to game ‘on the cheap’, as Microsoft does routinely). In the past few weeks Microsoft lost 500 or so sites among the top million busiest sites (so they dumped Windows or perished, falling outside the one-million range with nothing to replace them), there are 1,000 IIS servers fewer than last month, and about 1,000,000 domains fewer than a month ago. Netcraft says that “Microsoft trails in third position with a total of 1.6 million web-facing computers, around half that of nginx and Apache.”

“Microsoft has already lost more than 5% of its share in just two months…”Actually, both nginx and Apache, on their own, have more than twice what Windows/IIS has and it’s important to remember that Microsoft has efficiency issues, so it’s possible that a lot more Windows servers are needed for dealing with the same loads.

Why isn’t the media ever mentioning this? Obviously, there’s nothing to be gained financially when your sponsor is Microsoft. Sites like ZDNet, the IDG network and others are heavily bribed by Microsoft. They’re not even good at hiding it. Sometimes they openly admit this.

A reader pointed out to us this new IDG ‘spam’ for Microsoft (upselling Windows Server), asking “where is the guide from Canonical for moving to Ubuntu?” Or “where is the guide from Red Hat for moving to RHEL?”

“Why isn’t the media ever mentioning this? Obviously, there’s nothing to be gained financially when your sponsor is Microsoft.”Like we showed earlier this morning, sometimes it feels like those companies 'defected' in some sense and basically quit competing with Windows because Microsoft pays them to act this way. Similarly, Microsoft seems to have bribed some major Web hosts to put parked domains on IIS (to make Microsoft seem vastly bigger than it really is). Bruce Perens spoke about it over a decade ago.

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