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..


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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I don't know of any main Web Service Providers that use Unix.   As far as I know, they would all be using Linux.
nginx is growing if wee look at, 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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