June 2022 Web Server Survey

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Jun 30, 2022

In the June 2022 survey we received responses from 1,146,976,964 sites across 273,010,403 unique domains and 12,224,786 web-facing computers. This reflects a loss of 8.75 million sites and 583,000 domains, but a gain of 155,000 computers.

Cloudflare experienced strong growth this month, gaining 2.99 million sites and 85,000 domains, representing a 4.64% growth in its number of sites. Cloudflare experienced a significant outage on 21 June, impacting around half of the total requests made to its network. The outage lasted around an hour and a half and affected a significant number of popular sites. 20.2% of the million most visited sites rely on Cloudflare (up 1,400 sites since last month).

The three largest vendors by the million most visited sites metric—Apache, nginx, and Cloudflare—all have similar market share, though only Cloudflare gained market share this month. Apache saw the largest loss, dropping 2,190 sites (-0.96%), while nginx lost 280 sites (-0.13%).

LiteSpeed gained a significant number of sites with an addition of 2.96 million (+5.89%), and gained 171,000 (+2.21%) domains – the second largest increase this month. The number of web-facing computers using LiteSpeed also showed strong growth, increasing by 4,460 (+3.44%) to a total of 134,000.

nginx and Apache remain the two largest server vendors, though both saw similar losses of 6.52 million (-1.84%) and 6.18 million (-2.33%) sites this month. Despite this, nginx gained 795,000 (+1.06%) domains and saw continued growth in the number of web-facing computers with 158,000 (+3.44%) computers. Conversely, Apache lost 1.07 million domains (-1.71%) and 25,700 (-0.74%) web-facing computers.

Vendor news

  • Apache httpd 2.4.54 was released on 8 June 2022. This release resolves multiple security issues, including several that affect mod_lua.
  • nginx 1.23.0 was released on 21 June 2022. This is the first release in the 1.23.x mainline branch which will include newly developed features and bug fixes. By comparison, the 1.22.x stable branch released last month will only receive major bug fixes from the 1.23 mainline release. The update includes several changes that affect headers in addition to several bug fixes.
  • njs 0.7.5 was also released on 21 June alongside nginx 1.23.0. njs is nginx’s JavaScript-based scripting language, and this update includes several small changes affecting headers in addition to bug fixes.
  • Lighttpd 1.4.65 was released on 7 June 2022, bringing with it an implementation of WebSockets over HTTP/2. The release also includes an announcement of future scheduled behaviour changes that include using strong, modern TLS cipher suites by default.
  • Apple announced support for Private Access Tokens in upcoming releases of iOS and macOS. This is part of the Privacy Pass standard, a collaboration between Apple, Google, and Cloudflare that can replace CAPTCHAs across the web by providing a secure way for the device to attest that it is an authentic device.
  • Google Cloud recently added five new regional data centers, taking the total number of available GCP regions to 34. The new regions added were in Columbus, OH, Madrid, Dallas, TX, Milan, and Paris.
Total number of websites
Web server market share
Developer May 2022 Percent June 2022 Percent Change
nginx 354,871,628 30.71% 348,349,326 30.37% -0.33
Apache 265,688,420 22.99% 259,509,062 22.63% -0.36
OpenResty 92,848,366 8.03% 92,789,967 8.09% 0.06
Cloudflare 64,369,545 5.57% 67,355,920 5.87% 0.30
Web server market share for active sites
Developer May 2022 Percent June 2022 Percent Change
Apache 45,239,583 22.85% 44,739,969 22.60% -0.25
nginx 39,868,235 20.14% 39,866,165 20.14% 0.00
Cloudflare 20,167,757 10.19% 20,245,608 10.23% 0.04
Google 18,789,489 9.49% 18,635,484 9.42% -0.08

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Web server market share for top million busiest sites
Developer May 2022 Percent June 2022 Percent Change
Apache 227,642 22.76% 225,454 22.55% -0.22
nginx 216,697 21.67% 216,414 21.64% -0.03
Cloudflare 200,436 20.04% 201,843 20.18% 0.14
Microsoft 56,260 5.63% 56,260 5.63% 0.00
Web server market share for computers
Developer May 2022 Percent June 2022 Percent Change
nginx 4,601,784 38.13% 4,759,970 38.94% 0.81
Apache 3,450,587 28.59% 3,424,934 28.02% -0.57
Microsoft 1,354,526 11.22% 1,356,007 11.09% -0.13
Web server market share for domains
Developer May 2022 Percent June 2022 Percent Change
nginx 75,018,110 27.42% 75,813,955 27.77% 0.35
Apache 62,740,796 22.93% 61,669,651 22.59% -0.34
OpenResty 40,785,783 14.91% 40,508,732 14.84% -0.07
Cloudflare 22,982,934 8.40% 23,067,946 8.45% 0.05

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