Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is there any server OS usage index (like tiobe index for programming languages)? I haven't found anything better than google trends

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

maybe have a look at seems to be along the lines of what your after

share|improve this answer

Netcraft tracks web server/OS marketshare.

Some caveats:

  • It's fairly easy to "trick" Netcraft with headers.
  • Netcraft can only scrape pages that are publicly available. This means it misses databases, business logic, and intranet sites.
  • It also means that their stats may be skewed by load balancers.
  • And they're web biased, so they're not tracking MX servers, ssh servers, etc.
share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.