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Report: IIS Gains on SSL Sites “Consistent, Relentless”

Mirroring results in an upcoming ENT survey, a U.K. research firm says that Microsoft’s Internet Information Server (IIS) is the most common Web server for SSL-enabled sites.

Figures from Netcraft show that, as always, the open-source Apache Web server is most in use Internet-wide, with 60 percent of sites relying on it. When statistics are narrowed to SSL sites, however, “Microsoft makes consistent and relentless gains, month after month, and now accounts for 49 percent of the sites performing encrypted transactions on the Internet,” Netcraft reports.

The Netcraft study suggests that Microsoft’s Commerce Server, in use at many e-commerce sites, and the lack of a Unix-based alternative may account for much of IIS’s popularity.

Netcraft has a tool on its site that can ping a URL and determine what Web server and operating system a site is using.

The trend of increasing adoption of IIS has continued for some time now, as shown in two recent ENT surveys of the largest corporations in America. The latest will be published in March. - Keith Ward

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Scott Bekker is editor in chief of Redmond Channel Partner magazine.

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