The chart below shows that since March 2001 IP address counts have not increased significantly, while computers have broadly sustained an increasing trend, other than for the Code Red and Nimda dip in 2001. This primarily reflects increased use of HTTP 1.1 virtual hosting which can share an IP address. Since the survey started in 1999, IP addresses have not quite doubled, while computer numbers have more than quadrupled. Since March 2001 computer numbers have increased 84.3%, yet IP addresses only by 7.9%.
The methodology is described in the Hosting Provider Server Count.
Posted by Mandy Davis in Around the Net
The Nachi worm exploited a RPC DCOM hole, for which Microsoft issued a patch a month prior to the worm's release, which Diebold neglected to install on the infected machines. Last week Diebold announced that it will include Sygate Security Agent software with all its new ATMs and offer to install Sygate agents on its existing Windows-based ATMs.
Posted by Rich Miller in Security
- Graham Weston, Rackspace
Graham is CEO of Rackspace, one of the companies to pioneer dedicated hosting.
- Rasmus Lerdorf, PHP
Creator of PHP.
- Jim Gray, Microsoft Research
1999 Turing Award winner, creator of the TerraServer and Skyserver websites, and manager of Microsoft's Bay Area Reseach Center.
- Andreas Gauger, 1&1
CEO of 1&1, the world's largest hosting company with 3.4 Million hostnames and 1.8 Million active sites.
- Mark Cox, Red Hat
Director of Security, Red Hat, and cofounder of the Apache and OpenSSL projects.
Posted in Around the Net
The stock sales end a lengthy period in which hosting and data center providers were frozen out of Wall Street following the collapse of the Internet and telecom bubbles. The disappointing IPO by Loudcloud was viewed by many as the last gasp of the dot-com boom. Bankruptcies of publicly-held companies like Global Crossing, WorldCom, Exodus Communications, PSINet and Metromedia Fiber only deepened investor disdain for telecom and hosting shares.
Posted by Rich Miller in Hosting
A table of the top Windows Server 2003 Hosters is provided as an excerpt from our Hosting Provider Server Count.
The survey shows over 3,700 Windows Server 2003 servers already deployed worldwide in hosting environments, growing from 250 in March of this year, with some 17,000 in self hosted environments.
The largest collection of hostnames on Windows 2003 is being run by eNom, a domain registrar based in Bellevue, near Microsoft's headquarters. However, it is interesting that the dedicated providers such as EV1Servers and ServerBeach appear to have sold more Win2003 machines than companies with a big installed base of Windows 2000 servers. In particular, EV1Servers has only been offering Windows as an option since August. EV1Servers and ServerBeach are growing at such a rate that it is not inconcievable that they could maintain the lead, even as the traditional Win2000 hosting companies migrate their customers over to the new operating system.
Hostway started the price-cutting in May when it lowered its domain prices to $6.95 a year, and in August EV1Servers began selling domains for just $5. Now the world's largest host, 1&1 Internet, is offering domains for $5.99 a year as it launches its US hosting service.
1&1 Internet registered 9,000 co.uk domains between Oct. 21 and Nov. 3 after setting prices at $3.35 a year (£1.99). EV1Servers experienced a similar surge, registering 10,000 domains in the first month of $5 pricing. "Our low cost registration service has not only benefited existing clients but also given us the opportunity to work with many new users," said Mario Rodriguez, EV1Servers' Customer Service Manager.
Smaller providers are also offering aggressive pricing - or none at all. Yesterday DotCanada began offering free domains to any hosting customers who commit to a 12-month plan, with no limit on the number of domains.