Major update to Netcraft Anti-Phishing Extension for Firefox

An update to the Netcraft Anti-Phishing Extension for Mozilla Firefox is now available. This release replaces the Toolbar interface with a modern Button interface to sit alongside the browser’s address bar. The upcoming Firefox 57 — to be released on the 14th November — represents a major overhaul of the browser, and removes support for legacy XUL extensions. Future versions of Firefox will only support the new cross-browser WebExtensions API….

November 10, 2017
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in October 2017

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 www.viawest.com Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.273 0.005 0.200 0.201 2 vXtream Ltd Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.137 0.058 0.117 0.117 3 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.088 0.060 0.126 0.126 4 ServerStack Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.119 0.063 0.125 0.125 5 Rackspace F5 0:00:00 0.000 0.161 0.074 0.150 0.150 6 One.com Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.192 0.038 0.108 0.108 7 XILO Communications…

November 3, 2017
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October 2017 Web Server Survey

In the October 2017 survey we received responses from 1,815,237,491 sites and 6,886,362 web-facing computers, reflecting a gain of 10.2 million sites and 88,300 computers. Web-facing computers: nginx takes second place from Microsoft nginx made the largest gains in websites, active sites, and web-facing computers this month, as well as increasing its presence among the top million sites. Most notably, the additional 42,100 web-facing computers it gained has taken its…

October 26, 2017
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in September 2017

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 One.com Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.190 0.037 0.105 0.105 2 vXtream Ltd Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.139 0.058 0.118 0.118 3 EveryCity SmartOS 0:00:00 0.000 0.109 0.064 0.296 0.296 4 Netcetera Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.106 0.078 0.158 0.158 5 CWCS Linux 0:00:00 0.009 0.202 0.111 0.186 0.187 6 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.086 0.059 0.124 0.124 7 ServerStack Linux…

October 5, 2017
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September 2017 Web Server Survey

In the September 2017 survey we received responses from 1,805,060,730 sites and 6,798,101 web-facing computers, reflecting a gain of 4.49 million sites and 84,800 computers. This is the largest number of web-facing computers in history, and cloud computing has helped fuel this growth considerably. The top three cloud hosting providers—Amazon, Alibaba and DigitalOcean—now account for nearly 22% of all web-facing computers, as well as more than a third of this…

September 11, 2017
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in August 2017

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.000 0.139 0.058 0.116 0.156 2 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.138 0.058 0.116 0.116 3 One.com Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.196 0.037 0.104 0.104 4 EveryCity SmartOS 0:00:00 0.004 0.107 0.064 0.290 0.290 5 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.004 0.243 0.071 0.141 0.141 6 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.009 0.171 0.005 0.157 0.157 7 SimpleServers Linux…

September 4, 2017
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August 2017 Web Server Survey

In the August 2017 survey we received responses from 1,800,566,882 sites and 6,713,340 web-facing computers. This represents a gain of 32.6 million sites (+1.84%) and 120,000 computers (+1.82%). Continuing its consistently strong performance, nginx once more gained the most web-facing computers, increasing its total by 50,800 (+3.6%). Second-place Microsoft also gained computers (+5,000, +0.3%), albeit much more modestly. As a result, its market share dipped 0.34 percentage points. Apache gained…

August 29, 2017
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Cloud Wars: Alibaba becomes 2nd largest hosting company

As the Cloud Wars heat up, the Chinese Alibaba Group has overtaken DigitalOcean to become the second largest hosting company in the world. Netcraft’s July 2017 survey found nearly 432,000 web-facing computers hosted by Alibaba. Open Sesame: Alibaba has shown tremendous growth in 2017. Alibaba has clearly made significant progress in the web hosting battleground over the last five years. Its Aliyun cloud hosting service accounted for the majority of…

August 22, 2017
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First fishy phishing sites sighted

Alliteration aside, Netcraft has found and blocked the first phishing site to be hosted on the homepage of a .fish generic top-level domain (gTLD). Ripe for crappie puns: A single roe of malicious phishing content hosted on a .fish website. While a few phishing sites have been found using the .fish and .fishing gTLDs before, parser.fish became the first to host malicious phishing content directly on its homepage. Fraudsters lured…

August 21, 2017
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2017

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.135 0.063 0.124 0.124 2 Memset Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.137 0.063 0.244 0.387 3 New York Internet FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.004 0.279 0.019 0.041 0.148 4 Bigstep Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.132 0.063 0.129 0.129 5 XILO Communications Ltd. Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.213 0.070 0.139 0.139 6 Netcetera Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.092 0.079 0.159 0.160…

August 4, 2017
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