Ubuntu is W3Techs 'Operating System of the Year 2015'

Ubuntu is slowly but steadily improving its footprint in the web server space. W3Tech provides some of the most reliable data regarding the use of various technologies in the web server space. According to W3Tech's latest set of data, Ubuntu is now commanding 11.1% market-share among websites 'whose operating system we know'.

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Ubuntu: W3Tech's Operating System of the year 2015

Up from a meagre 4% share in 2011, Ubuntu's is now used by 11.1% of all the websites whose operating system we know. This according to the latest set of web server usage statistics released by W3Techs. 

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This massive surge is market-share over the years are among the reasons why Ubuntu grabbed the top spot among operating systems in web-server space in the W3Techs survey 2015. Ubuntu is followed by Gentoo while Scientific Linux came in at a surprising no.3 position. Last year's winner, Debian, failed to feature in the top 3. Windows on the other hand has never been able to regain its pole position since 2010. 

Other open source technologies such as Wordpress, Drupal, Nginx, JQuery etc. feature prominently in the survey. Wordpress and Drupal remains the most popular content management systems in use even today. WordPress reached an impressive milestone this year by running a quarter of the web. Java was the fastest growing server-side programming language in 2015. 3.0% of all websites are built with Java, up from 2.8% last year. JavaScript is getting more and more popular as server-side technology, making it the second-fastest growing language. Nginx crossed the 25% mark in 2015, and is the web server of the year for the 6th time in a row. [Detailed report here]