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Khalid Baheyeldin kb at 2bits.com
Sun Mar 25 23:54:17 UTC 2007

The only mainstream ISP I know that runs Debian is Dreamhost.

The dedicated servers I've seen recently are mostly Fedora or CentOS, for
example Godaddy dedicated runs Fedora Core 4. Aplus dedicated are Fedora
Core 4 by default.

One reason is that the hosting control panels historically did not support
Debia, and were biased towards RedHat/Fedora/CentOS.

I am talking about things like Plesk, cPanel and WHM.

While Plesk say they support Debian, cPanel does not:

Web hosts want a self serve environment to minimize cost, and the control
panels go a long way towards that.

Dreamhost have a home grown panel, so that may be why they can
afford to do Debian.

On 3/25/07, Larry Cannell <larry at cannell.org> wrote:
> Based on my limited research Debian runs on a significant portion of
> Internet web servers (more than Fedora and CentOS combined).
> From Strong growth for Debian<http://news.netcraft.com/archives/2005/12/05/strong_growth_for_debian.html>(Netcraft, December 2005):
> "Debian is currently the fastest growing Linux distribution for web
> servers, with more than 1.2 million active sites in December. Debian 3.1was declared stable in July and it appears that both the anticipation of
> this release becoming stable, and the release itself, have generated new
> interest in Debian, after some years where it had lagged behind its more
> active rivals. This growth is particularly noticeable at some of the larger
> central European hosting locations, including Komplex, Lycos Europe, Proxad
> and Deutsche Telecom."
> In this survey Debian had 25% share. Fedora: 16%, CentOS: 1%.
> However, this survey is a little over a year old. I am certainly
> interested in seeing research that shows Debian is not this dominate.
> Larry
> On 3/25/07, Khalid Baheyeldin <kb at 2bits.com> wrote:
> >
> >
> > However, Debian is less widely in hosting environments as opposed to Red
> > Hat and its
> > derivatives (CentOS, Fedora).
> >
> --
> Larry Cannell
> larry at cannell.org

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