.gov security falters during U.S. shutdown

Dozens of U.S. government websites have been rendered either insecure or inaccessible during the ongoing U.S. federal shutdown. These sites include sensitive government payment portals and remote access services, affecting the likes of NASA, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the Court of Appeals. The DigiCert certificate used by this U.S. Court of Appeals website expired on 5 January 2019 and has not yet been renewed. The site provides links…

January 10, 2019
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December 2018 Web Server Survey

In the December 2018 survey we received responses from 1,656,556,205 sites, 227,839,033 unique domains, and 8,147,795 web-facing computers. This reflects a gain of 4.37 million sites, 1.09 million domains, and 98.9k web-facing computers. Whilst Apache’s server software remains the market leader in most metrics, its share continues to erode in favour of competing products. In December 2018, Apache’s flagship server product, httpd, saw a net decrease of 938k domains (-1.27%…

December 17, 2018
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in November 2018

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 GoDaddy.com Inc Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.448 0.006 0.020 0.021 2 EveryCity SmartOS 0:00:00 0.000 0.237 0.074 0.352 0.352 3 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.179 0.076 0.153 0.153 4 Webair Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.348 0.080 0.161 0.161 5 New York Internet (NYI) FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.005 0.554 0.064 0.128 0.128 6 Bigstep Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.242 0.073 0.148 0.148…

December 5, 2018
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October 2018 Web Server Survey

In the October 2018 survey we received responses from 1,673,535,333 sites, 225,042,277 unique domains, and 7,927,795 web-facing computers. This reflects a gain of 31 million sites, 2.4 million domains and 142 thousand web-facing computers. Nginx contributed the majority of this month’s growth in terms of both domains and web-facing computers. Over 1.6 million additional domains were running nginx this month, taking its total up to 52 million. Combined with a…

October 29, 2018
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in September 2018

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 Rackspace Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.732 0.007 0.018 0.018 2 EveryCity SmartOS 0:00:00 0.000 0.239 0.072 0.374 0.374 3 Bigstep Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.257 0.072 0.145 0.145 4 vXtream Ltd Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.252 0.075 0.151 0.151 5 CWCS Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.303 0.083 0.161 0.161 6 ServerStack Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.265 0.089 0.177 0.177 7 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00…

October 3, 2018
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September 2018 Web Server Survey

In the September 2018 survey we received responses from 1,642,339,233 sites, 222,628,534 unique domains, and 7,785,976 web-facing computers. This reflects gains of 1.1 million unique domains and 28,000 web-facing computers, but a loss of 19 million sites. Despite the overall increase in number of unique domains this month, all of the major web server vendors experienced losses. The largest gains in September came from lesser known server software — Pepyaka…

September 24, 2018
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in August 2018

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 Bigstep Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.245 0.072 0.145 0.145 2 CWCS Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.294 0.079 0.156 0.156 3 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.000 0.248 0.082 0.165 0.166 4 ServerStack Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.256 0.091 0.181 0.181 5 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.000 0.367 0.091 0.183 0.183 6 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.178 0.075 0.150 0.150 7 www.dinahosting.com Linux…

September 4, 2018
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August 2018 Web Server Survey

In the August 2018 survey we received responses from 1,661,467,123 sites, 221,524,704 unique domains, and 7,758,309 web-facing computers. This reflects a loss of 2.21 million sites, but a gain of 952k domains and 23.9k web-facing computers. While the Apache web server remains the current leading platform in terms of its total number of domains, computers, active sites, and its proportion of the top million busiest sites, it continues to lose…

August 24, 2018
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2018

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 GoDaddy.com Inc Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.487 0.005 0.018 0.019 2 Rackspace Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.720 0.006 0.021 0.022 3 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.176 0.078 0.155 0.156 4 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.000 0.248 0.085 0.169 0.170 5 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.000 0.363 0.090 0.182 0.182 6 vXtream Ltd Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.242 0.078 0.157 0.157 7…

August 2, 2018
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July 2018 Web Server Survey

In the July 2018 survey we received responses from 1,663,673,364 sites, 220,573,018 unique domains, and 7,734,417 web-facing computers. This reflects a gain of 33.4 million sites, 2.80 million domains, and 120k web-facing computers. In the web-facing computer market, nginx experienced the largest increase (+3.24%), contributing more than half of the overall growth and surpassing two million web-facing computers this month. As a result, it was the only major vendor to…

July 19, 2018
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