Shared Hosts - Apache and underlying OS

With the big shared hosting providers (GoDaddy, Network Solutions, 1&1...) Is UNIX the predominant OS for Apache HTTP server?
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Kent DyerIT Security Analyst SeniorCommented:
Godaddy, Hostgator, etc. All use UNIX as the host of choice.  I do know that Godaddy does use Windows Hosts as well.  They have a huge monster SQL database as an aside..

HTH,

Kent
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Technically, almost all of them use an open source version of UNIX called Linux that they can maintain and modify themselves.  CentOS and Ubuntu are used on hosting that I use and AT&T web hosting uses FreeBSD which is a direct but free clone of UNIX under the BSD license.  And as @kdyer says Godaddy and some others supply Windows hosting also though that will be using Microsoft IIS web server instead of Apache.
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TintinCommented:
I don't know of any main Web Service Providers that use Unix.   As far as I know, they would all be using Linux.
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gheistCommented:
nginx is growing if wee look at netcraft.com, but yes, Linux (and other unix) infrastructure does not have to be rebooted every month and DNS service round-robin randomizes the DNS records by default....
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jdanaAuthor Commented:
Thanks!
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