Netcraft’s April Survey: Google-run Sites Growing Quickly

In its April 2008 web server survey, Netcraft reports that Google-hosted developers (largely on the Blogger platform) grew their relative share by more than half a percentage point in the last month, mainly at the expense of Microsoft and Apache-based developers.

The survey, which polled over 165 million sites, compares the developer of each server. In addition to Microsoft, Google and Apache, servers from Sun and lighttpd (used for YouTube, Wikipedia and Meebo) have significant market share.

But the Internet added 3.1 million sites in the last month alone, so in absolute terms the number of sites continues to grow rapidly.