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.
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
Over the past 6 months many customers have moved to find alternative hosting services with over 69% of hostnames from May 2003 now elsewhere.
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Posted by Mandy Davis in Hosting
press release launching a service to mitigate the effects of DDoS attacks, while early this morning[BST] Rackshack appeared to suffer a similar attack.
Rackshack expects to have a second datacenter, also in Houston, but on a different segment of the power grid, in the first few days of September, and that [at the time of the posting] it had around 600 servers available to rent in its existing datacenter. 600 servers sounds a lot and more than the entire installed base of many hosting companies, but Rackshack is one of the market leaders in Linux/Apache dedicated servers and has been adding in the region of 1000 new Linux servers per month to its network.