Java & PHP Software Stacks Market Share: August 2013

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It’s time to update you with the most recent statistics on the Java & PHP software stacks’ popularity within the Jelastiс PaaS. As usual, you’ll see the overall numbers, distribution by regions and the monthly trends. This month, the results are more interesting with stats from another one of our European hosting partners, Neohost, located in Ukraine.


MySQL continues to dominate as usual and it looks like other database servers have almost no chance of overtaking it. Moreover, the MySQL market share has expanded 2% compared to the previous month.

Database market share, August 2013

Looking by regions, it’s interesting to note that MariaDB, MySQL database fork, is quite popular in Ukraine with a 24% of share.

Database market share by region August 2013

Here are this month’s numbers in a table format:

Databases popularity August 2013

The database popularity during the last year remained quite steady looking at the following chart:

Database market share by time period, Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

Java application servers

The number one Java application server remains the same with Tomcat 7 at 76% market share. There are not any significant changes this month in this software stack popularity— with all of the numbers remaining mostly the same.

Java application servers market share, August 2013

Let’s see the distribution by regions: It appears that in Ukraine, Tomcat 7 has even more fans than in other countries!

Java application servers market share by region, August 2013

The current numbers:

Java Application servers market share

Let’s see what happened to Java app servers during the last year:

Java application servers market share by time period, Aug 2012 - Aug 2013

PHP application servers

It’s no surprise that Apache leads this competition with a huge margin: 71% vs 29% of the share for Nginx PHP server.

PHP application server market share, August 2013

The percentages in regions are quite different, e.g. Russian and Sweden PHP developers prefer to deploy their apps to Nginx.

PHP application server market share by region, August 2013

The overall figures:

Apache vs NGINX

If we analyze the following chart, we can conclude that the popularity of Nginx increases from month to month.

PHP application server market share by time period,Feb - Aug 2013

Java versions

Java 6 and Java 7 have remained steady in their percentages: 12% and 88% respectively.

Java versions distribution, August 2013

Java 6 continuous to lose traction within the regions.

Java versions distribution by region, August 2013

See the table data for August 2013:

Java version distribution

The chart below demonstrates the changes over the last year in JVM popularity.

Java versions distribution by time period, August 2012 - August 2013

PHP versions

Nothing surprising here: PHP 5.4 overtakes its “older brother” with a significant margin.

PHP version distribution,-August-2013

Comparing the numbers in regions, we can see that in Russia PHP 5.3 and 5.4 have almost the same usage.

PHP version distribution by region, August 2013

The figures for August 2013:

PHP 5.3 vs 5.4

Let’s see how the numbers have changed!

PHP version distribution by time period, Feb - August 2013

Note: We are counting the amount of users who deployed apps using specific stacks. All test accounts are excluded.

That’s all for today! See the updated charts next month with an even broader geography and software stacks range. And keep reading our blog to get the latest company updates!

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