[CentOS] CentOS in the world

Wed May 23 00:19:09 UTC 2012
Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca>

On 05/22/2012 08:10 PM, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 05/22/2012 06:57 PM, Digimer wrote:
>> On 05/22/2012 07:16 PM, Muhammad A. Fatahna wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Now, i still analyse about CentOS user, how to know the amount of
>>> centos users around the world that can be get a result CentOS
>>> percentage of all distributions.
>>> thank you very much
>> There is no central recording of who uses what distributions. For this
>> reason, accurate numbers are impossible to get. Some projects try to
>> track by asking people to volunteer their usage info, but these are
>> hardly scientific and are likely highly inaccurate.
>> The best you can say is that CentOS is extremely popular and is one of
>> the most commonly used distribution in the server world. Whether it is
>> more or less popular than Debian, Ubuntu LTS, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
>> proper... No one can really say.
> Well, these guys measure specifically webserver usage on the top websites:
> http://w3techs.com/technologies/history_details/os-linux
> We were #1, now we are #2 behind Debian.
> BUT ... this does not show cpanel and plesk installs as they us custom
> httpd that does not identify them as CentOS.
> It is also web servers and does not include other things in the enterprise.

This also does not count BGP routers, appliances, firewalls, many mail
servers, etc. It's a sample of web-facing web servers only.

I know in the shop I used to work at, only a fraction of our CentOS
servers were facing the web at all, and only a couple of those ran apache.

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