Benchmarking Web Sites Workshop For Museum New Media Spring School - Server Analysis of Selected Web Sites

The following table gives a summary of a survey of the server software used by Web sites for participants on the "Leicester Spring School In New Media" which was held at University of Leicester on 20th April 2005.

The survey makes use of Dundee University's Web Wizards tool.

Alternatively enter a URL into the following box. The HTTP headers for the resource will be displayed.

WebWizard Tool

Another tool you can use if the above tool is not available is Web sniffer:

Web Sniffer


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Table 1: Findings
  Organisation Server Comments Try It
1 Natural History Museum Apache/2.0.48 (Unix) DAV/2 mod_jk2/2.0.2   Check
2 National Museum of Science and Industry Microsoft-IIS/6.0   Check
3 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television Microsoft-IIS/6.0   Check
4 National Museums and Galleries of Wales Apache/1.3.33 (Darwin) PHP/4.3.6   Check
5 Cotswold Motoring Museum' Microsoft-IIS/4.0   Check
6 Bolton Museum, Art Gallery & Aquarium Microsoft-IIS/6.0   Check
7 Museum of Science And Industry In Manchester Microsoft-IIS/5.0   Check
8 24 Hour Museum Apache/1.3.33 (Unix)   Check
9 MWR mwr iServer/serverotron theta capa 1 (Spectrum)   Check
10 Arts and Technology Partnership Apache/1.3.33 (Unix) PHP/4.3.10   Check
11 Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester Netscape-Enterprise/6.0   Check
12 Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Open University QuidProQuo/2.0 Malformed response (full page returned) Check
13 elearning group for museums and galleries, libraries and archives Apache   Check

The information in the table was collected on 14th April 2005.


Please note the following:


A summary of the findings is given below.

Table 2: Server Summary
MS IIS (or other) 5 38%
Apache 5 38%
Other 3 23%
Table 2B: Version Summary
IIS v6.* 3 23%
IIS v5.* 1 8%
IIS v4.* 1 8%
Table 2C: OS Summary (Estimates)
Unix 5 38%
Microsoft 5 38%
Unknown 3 23%