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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BTC-e: Better hosting than the Feds

The btc-e.com domain – previously operated by the BTC-e Bitcoin exchange – has barely been online since being seized by the US authorities on 28 July. The btc-e.com homepage was much faster and more reliable while it was still a cryptocurrency exchange, handling around 2.5% of all Bitcoin exchange volume. Since being seized, the btc-e.com domain has pointed to a different web server, hosted by 1&1 Internet in the United…

August 4, 2017
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July 2017 Web Server Survey

In the July 2017 survey we received responses from 1,767,964,429 sites and 6,593,508 web-facing computers. This represents a small gain of 1.0 million sites (+0.06%) and 71,000 computers (+1.1%). nginx growth unfaltering A further 52,000 (+3.84%) web-facing computers were found running nginx this month, which has brought its market share up to 21.4%. It is currently the third-largest server vendor in terms of web-facing computers, but it is now only…

July 20, 2017
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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in June 2017

Rank Performance Graph OS Outagehh:mm:ss FailedReq% DNS Connect Firstbyte Total 1 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.083 0.0637 0.132 0.132 2 Memset Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.138 0.064 0.239 0.385 3 Netcetera Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.086 0.080 0.161 0.161 4 Hivelocity Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.155 0.084 0.168 0.169 5 GoDaddy.com Inc Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.209 0.012 0.032 0.033 6 Webair Linux 0:00:00 0.004 0.144 0.053 0.110 0.113 7 ServerStack Linux…

July 5, 2017
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June 2017 Web Server Survey

In the June 2017 survey we received responses from 1,766,926,408 sites and 6,522,692 web-facing computers. This represents a loss of 48 million websites, although the total number of computers has grown by 118,000 (+1.8%). All of the top three vendors lost sites in this month’s survey, but all showed gains in web-facing computers. Many of the sites that disappeared were spam sites that used the .cn (China) top-level domain. Microsoft…

June 27, 2017
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