About a year ago, a minor debate popped up on the linux-kernel mailing list over use of particular servers and operating systems, and the popularity thereof. A couple of folks posited that the real test of a high-volume ecommerce server wasn’t something wussified like Amazon, that the real test of pumping out files wasn’t a toy like cdrom.com; rather the real test of server power was porn sites.

And who am I to argue? So, in order to provide an, ahem, alternative view on system suitability to high volume work, allow me to present… the smutcraft survey.

Web Server Proportion Number
Apache 87.20% 2772
Microsoft-IIS 6.51% 207
Zeus 2.33% 74
1.89% 60
thttpd 0.28% 9
tigershark 0.28% 9
WebSite 0.25% 8
AOLserver 0.16% 5
Netscape-Enterprise 0.13% 4
WebSitePro 0.13% 4
WorldNames Webrouter 1.69 0.13% 4
WebSTAR NetCloak 0.09% 3
PimpServer 0.06% 2
SAMBAR 4.3 0.06% 2
StarMedia – LatinRed 8.0 0.06% 2
Brainex 0.03% 1
CERN 0.03% 1
ConcetricHost-Ashurbanipal 0.03% 1
Draupnir 0.03% 1
JavaWebServer 0.03% 1
Resin 0.03% 1
Thunderbolt Server 0.03% 1
WebServer 0.03% 1
WebSTAR 0.03% 1
Xitami 0.03% 1
Total 3179

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