According to last months Netcraft webhost reliability report, two web hosts in the top 10 run FreeBSD as their operating system.
After an email conversation with one of the guys from RootBSD last month, I realised that these statistics are useless. He writes:
Netcraft is not an impartial source for measuring uptime. The problems with Netcraft for picking a webhost:
- Hosts where their data collectors are located are obviously favored due to best latency and reliability — not having to cross over Internet paths
- Only hosts who pay them 1200 GBP / year are included.
- They are only measuring the web host’s website, which may not even be hosted on the same infrastructure as customer sites.
You see, I wasn’t aware that only paying webhosters were included. So it’s mainly the big ‘boys’ with big marketing budgets that are willing to pay for this service.
As this is not giving a true picture of the reliability and the use of FreeBSD within the hosting community, I will not refer to the monthly Netcraft report going forward.
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