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Operating Systems Blog

Category Operating Systems

Web Technologies of the Year 2016

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 3 January 2017

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 November 2016

Red Hat is the Linux distribution with the highest percentage of high traffic sites in its user base.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 25 July 2016

One third of all Linux web servers are running on Ubuntu.

Ubuntu became the most popular Linux distribution for web servers

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 2 May 2016

Ubuntu has a Linux distribution market share of 32.1% on web servers, just ahead of Debian, which was market leader since 2011.

Web Technologies of the Year 2015

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 4 January 2016

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 June 2015

Ubuntu now runs on 10% of all web servers.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 2 April 2015

CentOS is gaining market share on web servers from Red Hat and Fedora, but losing just as much to Debian and Ubuntu.

Web technologies of the year 2014

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 5 January 2015

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 24 April 2014

Red Hat is losing more websites to Debian and Ubuntu than to CentOS.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 8 April 2014

Ubuntu is now used on 9% of all web servers, up from 7.7% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 3 March 2014

Content management system usage on Windows-based web servers:

1. WordPress, 2. DotNetNuke, 3. SharePoint.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 6 February 2014

Gentoo moves up to become the fifth most popular Linux distribution on web servers, passing Fedora.

Web technologies of the year 2013

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 6 January 2014

We compiled the list of web technologies that saw the largest increase in usage in the last year.

Debian/Ubuntu extend the dominance in the Linux web server market at the expense of Red Hat/CentOS

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 21 October 2013

Debian has been the most popular Linux distribution on web servers for almost two years when it took over rank #1 from CentOS. Now CentOS lost another rank to Ubuntu, giving Debian-based distributions a solid lead over the Red Hat camp.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 29 July 2013

25% of all Linux-based web servers run Ubuntu, up from 20% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 11 June 2013

Gentoo has become more popular than SuSE on web servers. It had less than half of SuSE's market share one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 May 2013

Very long-term persistent cookies are 6 times more common on Windows-based websites than on Unix-based sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 March 2013

61.8% of .edu websites run on Windows, while 64.9% of all websites run on Unix-like systems.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 December 2012

The share of Red Hat among Linux distributions on web servers has dropped to 10%.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 12 December 2012

After three years of catching up, Windows is now losing web server market share to Unix-like systems.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 November 2012

Ubuntu is now used on 7% of all web servers, up from 5.5% one year ago.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 1 November 2012

85.1% of US Government (.gov) sites run on Windows, compared to 35.9% of all web sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 30 October 2012

After a long period of decline, usage of Gentoo for web servers is rising again.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 24 September 2012

30.1% of all Linux-based websites run one of the established content management systems, but only 9.8% of Windows-based sites.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 21 September 2012

Debian is gaining websites from Red Hat, Centos and Fedora, but losing some to Ubuntu.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 14 September 2012

94.7% of the web servers in Uzbekistan run on Unix-like systems. More than anywhere else in the world.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 September 2012

Most popular Linux distributions running on the servers of the top 1.000 websites:

1. Ubuntu, 2. Debian, 3. CentOS, 4. Red Hat

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 10 August 2012

Changes in the usage of Linux distributions on web servers in the last year:
Debian-based (Debian, Ubuntu): +7.4%
Red Hat-based (Red Hat, CentOS, Fedora, Scientific Linux): -6.0%

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 27 July 2012

86.6% of the web servers in Saudi Arabia run on Windows. More than anywhere else in the world.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 18 July 2012

Brazil is the only South American country where Windows dominates the web server market against Unix-like systems.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 18 May 2012

Debian runs on 50.3% of all Hungarian web servers.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 19 April 2012

Every 36 minutes one of the top 1 million websites switches its servers to Ubuntu.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 17 April 2012

Scientific Linux is still a niche system on web servers, but it more than quadrupled in the last year.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 28 February 2012

Ubuntu is now used on 6% of all web servers, up from 4% one year ago.

Debian is now the most popular Linux distribution on web servers

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 9 January 2012

Debian has surpassed CentOS to become the most popular Linux distribution on web servers.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 3 November 2011

81% of ColdFusion sites run on Windows.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 23 September 2011

72.8% of the web servers that use Silverlight as client-side language run on Unix.

Highlights of web technology surveys, September 2011: Usage of Windows vs. Unix on web servers

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 6 September 2011

Windows may dominate the desktop, but Unix-like operating systems (and that includes Linux) are used on 64% of web servers. We have a closer look at the statistics.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 18 August 2011

CentOS is gaining market share on web servers from Red Hat and Fedora, but losing to Debian and Ubuntu: Changes in the usage of CentOS.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 15 August 2011

73.6% of German websites run on Linux, but only 6.9% of Chinese ones: Usage of Linux by top level domains.

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 20 June 2011

36% of all websites run on Windows, but 78% of Chinese language sites: Operating Systems on Chinese sites

Web technology fact of the day

Posted by Sam Soltano on 13 June 2011

Ubuntu now ahead of Red Hat in Linux usage for web servers. Still behind CentOS and Debian: Usage of Linux distribution

Highlights of web technology surveys, February 2011: Ubuntu increases its market share on web servers

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 1 February 2011

Ubuntu has been a popular Linux distribution on desktop systems for some time. Now it is also increasing its market share on web servers. We have a closer look at the statistics.

Highlights of web technology surveys, July 2010: CentOS is now the most popular Linux distribution on web servers

Posted by Matthias Gelbmann on 1 July 2010

CentOS is a well known Linux distribution with a strong focus on server machines rather than on desktop PCs. For the first time, CentOS is now leading the Linux distribution statistics on web servers with almost 30% of all Linux servers.

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