A table of the Hosting Providers who grew the fastest over the year March 2002 to March 2003 is provided as an excerpt from our Hosting Provider Server Count. Companies are included in the filter if they started March 2002 with more than 600 servers, and finished March 2003 with at least 1000, and grew at a rate of 33% or better, year on year. This removes hosters which can show a significant percentage increase si1mply by virtue of being small at the start of the period.
Comparing with last quarter shows percentage growth down somewhat amongst the companies at the top of the list, although absolute growth in terms of servers is larger in this quarter. 17 companies, almost evenly spread between North America, Europe and the Far East grew servers by more than a third over the year.
Posted by Mandy Davis in Hosting
The Netcraft Web Server Survey is a survey of Web Server software usage on Internet connected computers. We collect and collate as many hostnames providing an http service as we can find, and systematically poll each one with an HTTP request for the server name.
In the July 2003 survey we received responses from 42,298,371 sites.
Market Share for Top Servers Across All Domains August 1995 - July 2003
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SunONE's significant increase of 254,603 sites is primarily attributable to Network Solutions' migrating around a quarter of a million parked sites back to a Solaris platform. NSI originally ran its domain parking system on Solaris, but moved large numbers of parked domains to a Microsoft-IIS system hosted at Interland over a year ago. NSI still hosts a significant number of parked sites at Interland.
Posted by Jeremy Prior in Web Server Survey
Each day Netcraft contacts approximately 100,000 sites queried by users of our Whats that site running? form to determine the operating system, web server, hosting location, and time since last reboot. From these results we can show which sites have changed providers since last queried, and where sites queried for the first time are located.
This addition to the Netcraft pageset is updated hourly, showing the hosting locations which have gained the most sites over the previous 1,7, and 30 days periods. It is aimed at the individual web site owner who wants to see, at a glance, who in the hosting industry has momentum, identify companies that are respectively gaining and losing customers, and validate this by seeing which sites are moving to which hosting companies.
During June, the hosting company that gained most sites, net of any sites lost to competitors was Rackshack. Comite Gestor da Internet no Brasil shown as second is in fact the ip address registry for Brazil. So far as we know the Brazilian registry does not make ip address delegation information available, and so the ip address space controlled by that registry shows up in this table as if it was a single hosting location. In third place is the leading German hosting company, Schlund.
Particularly notable is the 1066 sites that Rackshack gained from competitors, over three times the number of the second most successful company, and that Rackshack's gains from competitor's outnumbered losses by two to one.
For a more comprehensive coverage of site losses and gains at the largest 1000 hosting companies on the internet, Netcraft produces a comprehensive internet-wide analysis based on the 40 Million web sites found by the web server survey.
Posted by Mike Prettejohn in Hosting
Posted by Colin Phipps in Dogfood
- fewer outages – no one wants to be on a network that suffers frequent loss of connectivity.
- Shorter outages - customers will be more tolerant of short outages which may be operationally difficult to avoid;
- faster response times - the shorter the response times, the better.
Posted by Mike Prettejohn in Dogfood
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