Port80 Software is reporting that in their survey of Fortune 1000 Web sites, IIS 6.0 has overtaken Apache as the Web server platform of choice. [here]
My two-cents: I respect the Port80 Software team greatly and love their maniacal devotion to ensuring that IIS users actually make use of the HTTP compression and caching that can so greatly improve Web performance.
That said, they are tied to Microsoft and the IIS platform. I would be curious to see if, scratching below the surface, they were able to determine what the application platform these companies built their mission critical Web applications on. I am open-minded and willing to hear that IIS is winning in that area as well. In my mind, it’s about Web performance tuning, not what you use to get that performance.
That said, I think a critical Web application survey of these same firms would find that many of these companies rely on JSP servers to run their core business processes.
As well, it would be interesting to se, by Fortune 1000 ranking, what the companies are using what server platform.
And…people still use Netscape Enterprise, SunOne, and Domino as production Web servers? YIKES!