The October 2000 Netcraft Web Server Survey is out; http://www.netcraft.com/survey/ - Top placed developers with numbers of hosts responding and percentage share - Developer October 2000 Percent Change Apache 13295499 59.67 -0.35 Microsoft 4493937 20.17 0.61 iPlanet 1541275 6.92 -0.23 - Top placed servers with numbers of hosts responding and percentage share - Server October 2000 Percent Change Apache 13295499 59.67 -0.35 Microsoft-IIS 4491609 20.16 0.61 Netscape-Enterprise 1500988 6.74 -0.22 WebLogic 680332 3.05 0.37 Zeus 616200 2.77 -0.10 Rapidsite 339379 1.52 -0.05 thttpd 225175 1.01 0.11 AOLserver 151948 0.68 -0.27 WebSitePro 105112 0.47 -0.02 tigershark 102850 0.46 0.07 Active Sites Developer September 2000 Percent October 2000 Percent Change Apache 5334435 60.31 5567580 60.02 -0.29 Microsoft 2363044 26.72 2400814 25.88 -0.84 iPlanet 256092 2.90 236814 2.55 -0.35 Around the Net
The number of Apache sites dips slightly, while Microsoft IIS gains some ground.
Microsoft had the largest increase in share of hosts on the web this month and is the only one of the top three to gain. However, some 200,000 of these sites are template sites hosted at 24hournames.com. The largest gain in active sites was at Namezero which offers a free .com domain and free hosting. The what's that site running? form has been extended to report the history of a site's hosting location, operating system and web server. Where available, a graph of the site's uptime is also presented. Hosting locations with at least five popular sites queried several times each week are reported in order of average uptime and a league table of the fifty sites with the highest uptimes on the internet is also maintained. So far, the site with the longest uptime that we have found is www.charite.de which has not been rebooted in two and half years, and is still running an early version of Netscape-Commerce. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is perhaps the most reliable widely used site, and has been rebooted only once in the last year and a half, while the freely available content management system Zope celebrates a birthday; it was last rebooted exactly a year ago today. More commonly though, money talks, and many of the most reliable sites are banks, with Republic National Bank, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and Union Bank of Switzerland amongst the world's most stable sites. Also notable is the huge number of the world's busiest sites that are hosted by Exodus. Around 10 per cent of the 5000 most frequently queried sites are hosted in Exodus datacenters, far more than their nearest rival. In terms of average reliability, the most prominent are BBN Planet and Energis. Dogfood One of the immediately striking things about the uptime information is
how good the vendors are at running their own kit. The list of hosting locations with the highest average uptimes currently finds VA Linux in sixth place, Sun Microsystems at ninth, and Microsoft at twenty-fifth, all in front of many of the established colocation and managed hosting companies. Each of these sites runs only their own operating system. Arguably, running a consistent platform, irrespective of which one, helps stability, and leads to a more informed and confident operational environment. It is also apparent that vendors choose their reference sites extremely well. Starbucks has the best uptime of any Windows 2000 site that we have seen on the internet, while slashdot.org has seen a pronounced improvement in stability over the last year. References 1. http://www.24hournames.com/ 2. http://www.namezero.com/ 3. http://www.netcraft.com/whats 4. http://uptime.netcraft.com/today/isp.avg.html 5. http://uptime.netcraft.com/today/top.max.html 6. http://uptime.netcraft.com/graph?display=uptime&site=www.charite.de 7. http://uptime.netcraft.com/graph?display=uptime&site=www.ny.frb.org 8. http://uptime.netcraft.com/graph?display=uptime&site=www.zope.org 9. http://uptime.netcraft.com/graph?display=uptime&site=www.rnb.com 10. http://uptime.netcraft.com/graph?display=uptime&site=www.cibc.com 11. http://uptime.netcraft.com/graph?display=uptime&site=www.ubs.com 12. http://uptime.netcraft.com/today/isp.avg.html 13. http://uptime.netcraft.com/hosted?netname=BBN-PLANET 14. http://uptime.netcraft.com/hosted?netname=UK-POL-960612 15. http://uptime.netcraft.com/today/isp.avg.html 16. http://uptime.netcraft.com/hosted?netname=NETBLK-DANDELION-C 17. http://uptime.netcraft.com/hosted?netname=SUN1 18. http://uptime.netcraft.com/hosted?netname=MICROSOFT-GLOBAL-NET 19. http://uptime.netcraft.com/graph?display=uptime&site=www.starbucks.com