29th September, 2003
Posted by Mike Prettejohn in Around the Net
Windows Server 2003 doubles active sites since July; 5% were previously running Linux
10th September, 2003
Windows 2003 continues to increase in total hostname and active sites, with the number of active sites growing 109% to 185K since July 2003.
Myhosting.com continues to be the top hoster of active Windows Server 2003 sites, and now has over 98% of their active sites migrated to Windows 2003.
Comparing the sites which are now hosted on Windows 2003 with their operating system in January 2003 shows over 42% of these to be new sites, 49% (153K) to be upgrades from other Windows platforms (mainly Windows 2000), 5% (16.5K) to be migrations from Linux and 1% from FreeBSD (3K) and 1% from Solaris (2.5K).
Notably, the number of sites switching from Linux has proportionately kept pace since July when many commentators thought the 5% of sites switched to Windows 2003 from Linux was an aberration.
Posted by Mandy Davis in Around the Net, Hosting
Do SSL Certificate Authorities still have a margin generating business model?
9th September, 2003
Rackshack recently started selling SSL Certificates at $25 per annum. Offering to bundle a certificate with a hosting service would be a completely conventional offer to a SSL site owner, but Rackshack is pushing the model further, by offering subsidised certificates purely as a way of bringing itself to SSL site owners' attention.
Posted by Mike Prettejohn in Hosting
Featureprice - 70% of hostnames have moved
3rd September, 2003
Over the past 6 months many customers have moved to find alternative hosting services with over 69% of hostnames from May 2003 now elsewhere.
Sites Hosted At Featureprice
Posted by Mandy Davis in Hosting
September 2003 Web Server Survey
1st September, 2003
Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains
- September 2003
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Posted in Web Server Survey
Most reliable and fastest hosting company sites during August
1st September, 2003
Many events that could adversely affect performance and reliability hit the hosting industry during August including Distributed Denial of Service Attacks, the Power Outage in the North East US and Canada, a much shorter outage in London, the Blaster Worm, the SoBig Virus, and a deluge of related mail from poorly written anti-virus programs.
Remarkably the numbers of failed requests to hosting company sites did not rise significantly during the month; a testament to the durability of the Internet. However this hid some big variations: