Google Web Server

Category - Web Servers

Google Web Server (GWS) is a proprietary web server software that Google uses for its web infrastructure. GWS is used exclusively inside Google's ecosystem for website hosting.

Technology usage statistics

Websites using GWS 1,863 websites
Most popular in the country United States of America
Market position in Web Servers #27
Market share in Web Servers <0.1%

Technology adoption

Recent changes in GWS usage. (See GWS Usage Changes report)
Websites that added GWS +62
Websites that dropped GWS -18

Distribution by websites popularity

Google Web Server detection in the top websites by popularity
Top 10k sites 170 websites
Top 100k sites 191 websites
Top 1m sites 481 websites

Websites utilizing Google Web Server

Top websites that use GWS

Domain Country Rank Contacts
google.com United States of America 5
www.google.com United States of America 5
maps.google.com United States of America 15
google.co.uk United States of America 102
www.google.co.uk United States of America 102
google.de United States of America 142
See full domain list

Market Share

GWS market share within the Web Servers category

Geographical Distribution

Technology usage distribution by websites across the globe.






Alternative Names

  • GWS

Google Web Server often used together with


Category - Document Encoding.
UTF-8 is used together with GWS on 1,843 domains. Total 8,853,308 domains found using UTF-8
Category - Document Standards.
JavaScript is used together with GWS on 906 domains. Total 6,741,983 domains found using JavaScript
Category - Web Application Frameworks.
Microsoft ASP.NET is used together with GWS on 876 domains. Total 573,858 domains found using Microsoft ASP.NET
Category - Operating Systems.
Windows Server is used together with GWS on 876 domains. Total 660,974 domains found using Windows Server
Category - Web Servers.
IIS is used together with GWS on 876 domains. Total 650,551 domains found using IIS
Category - Document Standards.
Description Meta is used together with GWS on 597 domains. Total 3,705,311 domains found using Description Meta


Alternative Technologies


Amazon EC2: Total 34,068 domains found using Amazon EC2
AOLserver: Total 88 domains found using AOLserver
Apache: Total 3,886,540 domains found using Apache
Apache Tomcat: Total 24,464 domains found using Apache Tomcat
ATS: Total 18,617 domains found using ATS
Apple Http Server: Total 126 domains found using Apple Http Server
bytex: Total 74 domains found using bytex
Caddy: Total 6,655 domains found using Caddy
Centminmod: Total 4,013 domains found using Centminmod
Cherokee: Total 109 domains found using Cherokee