1. August 2012 Web Server Survey

    In the August 2012 survey we received responses from 628,170,204 sites, a decrease of 38M sites since last month's survey.

    Once again, this month's drop comes as a result of improvements to the survey's handling of wildcard hostnames, with over 40M hostnames on only 242 IP addresses being removed from the Survey. This has again had a negative effect on the number of hostnames running on Apache, with 36M hostnames lost, taking its market share down to 59%. This meant that despite Microsoft, nginx and Google losing hostnames (855k, 1.4M and 370k respectively), they all increased their percentage share.

    In the Million busiest sites, the situation was reversed. Apache gained 15k sites to lift its share past the 60% threshold. Microsoft, nginx and Google all saw losses, by 4k, 10k and 2k respectively.

    6th June 2012 saw the World IPv6 Launch, an event organised to build on World IPv6 Day (held a year ago). This year, the event focused on bringing together major internet technology firms to 'permanently enable IPv6 for their products and services'. The effect of the day was clearly visible in the Survey, with the number of IPv6 enabled hostnames jumping by over 300% from 7M to 30M.

    Apple's decision to migrate MobileMe accounts to its new iCloud service has meant that Akamai experienced a 138k drop in active sites in the Survey. The MobileMe service allowed users to publish data to a page on the me.com site or their own domain. The new iCloud services don't offer users the same functionality.





    Developer July 2012 Percent August 2012 Percent Change
    Apache 409,185,675 61.45% 373,069,751 59.39% -2.06
    Microsoft 97,385,377 14.62% 96,529,586 15.37% 0.74
    nginx 73,833,173 11.09% 72,429,976 11.53% 0.44
    Google 22,931,169 3.44% 22,561,854 3.59% 0.15
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    Posted by Netcraft on 2nd August, 2012 in Web Server Survey

  2. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in June 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage hh:mm:ss Failed Req% DNS Connect First byte Total
    1 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.010 0.033 0.050 0.102 0.254
    2 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.010 0.106 0.072 0.144 0.374
    3 New York Internet FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.010 0.193 0.076 0.154 0.473
    4 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.190 0.080 0.165 0.209
    5 www.memset.com Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.064 0.054 0.108 0.255
    6 www.codero.com Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.199 0.077 0.407 0.756
    7 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.014 0.266 0.082 0.168 0.545
    8 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.323 0.087 0.179 0.243
    9 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.017 0.123 0.019 0.039 0.059
    10 iWeb Technologies Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.123 0.084 0.171 0.171

    See full table

    The top four hosting companies had the same number of failed requests this month and they are therefore ranked by average connection time.

    With a 99.9% uptime guarantee, Netcetera are June's most reliable hosting company as they had the fastest average connection time of the four. Based in the Isle of Man, Netcetera have customers in over 60 countries worldwide and offer a wide range of services including co-location, cloud, virtual and email hosting, domain registrations and e-commerce. They last made it into the top 10 in February 2012 when they ranked fifth.

    Very close behind Netcetera came Swishmail and New York Internet - both based in New York City, who ranked second and third place, whilst ReliableServers.com based in New Jersey, USA came fourth. Though they had the same number of failed requests, their average connection times were 22ms, 26ms and 30ms slower respectively than Netcetera's. Swishmail and ReliableServers.com have attained a top ten rank for the fourth time this year and New York Internet for the third time.

    FreeBSD and Linux are the dominant choice of operating system for the most reliable hosting companies, with Netcetera the exception in running Windows Server 2008.

    Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of around forty leading hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.

    From a customer's point of view, the percentage of failed requests is more pertinent than outages on hosting companies' own sites, as this gives a pointer to reliability of routing, and this is why we choose to rank our table by fewest failed requests, rather than shortest periods of outage. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 6th July, 2012 in Hosting, Performance

  3. July 2012 Web Server Survey

    In the July 2012 survey we received responses from 665,916,461 sites, a decrease of 31M since last month.

    This drop comes as a result of the loss of a large number of wildcard hostnames with similar content at AmeriNOC (-30M), Axoft Group (-10M), and Tailor Made Servers (-8M). All of these sites were running Apache, resulting in a decrease of 39M hostnames running on Apache and dropping its market share slightly to 61%. All other web server vendors gained hostnames this month, with the biggest increase being 1.5M hostnames running on Microsoft IIS. This was followed by nginx and lighttpd with increases of 950k and 800k hostnames respectively.

    Within Netcraft’s million busiest websites, nginx experienced a jump in market share this month to 12.5% after an increase of 22k sites. Nginx also saw the biggest switch of hostnames, with about.com changing around 600 top-million hostnames from Apache, the most popular of these being pcsupport.about.com. Nginx now stands nearly 1 percentage point of market share behind Microsoft. Apache and Microsoft both saw losses within the top million, of 32k and 10k respectively.

    Total Sites Across All Domains
    August 1995 - July 2012

    Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - July 2012


    Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains
    August 1995 - July 2012

    Graph of market share for top servers across all domains, August 1995 - July 2012


    Developer June 2012 Percent July 2012 Percent Change
    Apache 448,452,703 64.33% 409,185,675 61.45% -2.89
    Microsoft 95,891,537 13.76% 97,385,377 14.62% 0.87
    nginx 72,881,755 10.46% 73,833,173 11.09% 0.63
    Google 22,464,345 3.22% 22,931,169 3.44% 0.22
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    Posted by Netcraft on 3rd July, 2012 in Web Server Survey

  4. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage
    hh:mm:ss
    Failed
    Req%
    DNS Connect First
    byte
    Total
    1 www.cwcs.co.uk Linux 0:00:00 0.003 0.327 0.214 0.337 1.018
    2 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.007 0.250 0.081 0.167 0.244
    3 iWeb Technologies Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.116 0.084 0.167 0.167
    4 Hosting 4 Less Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.152 0.094 0.187 0.386
    5 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.024 0.174 0.025 0.050 0.076
    6 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.024 0.203 0.084 0.172 0.246
    7 www.catalyst2.com Linux 0:00:00 0.024 0.372 0.097 0.201 0.300
    8 www.dinahosting.com Linux 0:00:00 0.024 0.162 0.117 0.234 0.234
    9 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.030 0.143 0.100 0.201 0.201
    10 www.memset.com Linux 0:00:00 0.037 0.101 0.096 0.192 0.382

    See full table

    The most reliable hosting company during May was CWCS — a UK-based company offering a variety of web and managed hosting services from their own data centres in Nottingham. Advertising a "100% uptime guarantee" CWCS top the chart for May after responding to all but one request.

    ReliableServers.com remains in the top ten for the third month in a row, placing second — 6 places higher than last month. Offering dedicated hosting and colocation from their two New Jersey data centres — located in Newark and North Bergen — ReliableServers.com also guarantees 100% uptime.

    Seeing their highest placing this year, iWeb Technologies are May's third most reliable hosting company. Their four data centres in the Montréal area are supplied by 7 different network providers to ensure high reliability.

    During May nine out of the ten most reliable companies were using Linux servers with the remaining company, Datapipe, last month's most reliable company, running FreeBSD.

    Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of around forty leading hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.

    From a customer's point of view, the percentage of failed requests is more pertinent than outages on hosting companies' own sites, as this gives a pointer to reliability of routing, and this is why we choose to rank our table by fewest failed requests, rather than shortest periods of outage. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 6th June, 2012 in Hosting, Performance

  5. June 2012 Web Server Survey

    In the June 2012 survey we received responses from 697,089,482 sites, a growth of 5.1% or 34M sites since last month.

    All major web server vendors experienced an increase in hostnames this month. After a loss of 17.5M hostnames last month Apache saw the largest growth this month with an increase of 22.8M hostnames. The second largest growth was seen by Microsoft with an increase of 3.5M hostnames. This, however, still resulted in a loss in the market share for Microsoft. nginx, after nine consecutive months of market share growth, also experienced a loss in market share albeit gaining 2.1M hostnames.

    The 6th of June 2012 is the World IPv6 launch day. The event is organized by the Internet Society and it is aiming to promote the widespread usage of the protocol. This month's survey received IPv6 AAAA results for over 7M hostnames, mapping to 105k distinct IPv6 addresses. Apache was found running on the majority of these hostnames (6.2M), followed by nginx with 398k hostnames.

    Total Sites Across All Domains
    August 1995 - June 2012

    Total Sites Across All Domains, August 1995 - June 2012


    Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains
    August 1995 - June 2012

    Graph of market share for top servers across all domains, August 1995 - June 2012


    DeveloperMay 2012PercentJune 2012PercentChange
    Apache425,631,72164.20%448,452,70364.33%0.13
    Microsoft92,406,48013.94%95,891,53713.76%-0.18
    nginx70,764,24810.67%72,881,75510.46%-0.22
    Google21,264,6163.21%22,464,3453.22%0.02
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    Posted by Netcraft on 6th June, 2012 in Web Server Survey

  6. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage
    hh:mm:ss
    Failed
    Req%
    DNS Connect First
    byte
    Total
    1 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.003 0.047 0.014 0.029 0.049
    2 INetU Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.007 0.090 0.081 0.243 0.481
    3 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.153 0.041 0.088 0.097
    4 Kattare Internet Services Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.193 0.148 0.298 0.597
    5 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.014 0.136 0.071 0.143 0.344
    6 Multacom FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.014 0.219 0.130 0.262 0.767
    7 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.091 0.034 0.070 0.070
    8 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.192 0.081 0.167 0.175
    9 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.017 0.334 0.091 0.185 0.644
    10 www.codero.com Linux 0:00:00 0.021 0.157 0.061 0.355 0.626

    See full table

    The most reliable hosting company for April was Datapipe, which topped the table seven times in 2011. The company offers a wide range of hosting services and has been rapidly expanding into cloud computing during the past few months. Datapipe has infrastructure spread across the globe; they have data centres in New Jersey, San Jose, Iceland, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Their U.S. data centres are powered exclusively by renewable energy sources.

    For the third time so far this year INetU have taken second place. INetU offers dedicated managed hosting services and cloud hosting services from data centres in both the United States and Europe.

    Choopa – a New Jersey based company advertising 100% uptime and 0% packet loss guarantees – appears in third position for the second consecutive month.

    Linux was used by five of the most reliable hosting companies, including Choopa; four used FreeBSD including the most reliable, Datapipe; and the second most reliable provider, INetU, used Windows Server 2008.

    Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of around forty leading hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.

    From a customer's point of view, the percentage of failed requests is more pertinent than outages on hosting companies' own sites, as this gives a pointer to reliability of routing, and this is why we choose to rank our table by fewest failed requests, rather than shortest periods of outage. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 11th May, 2012 in Hosting, Performance

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