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May142009

Who Has the Most Web Servers?

An interesting post on DataCenterKnowledge!

  • 1&1 Internet: 55,000 servers
  • Rackspace: 50,038 servers
  • The Planet: 48,500 servers
  • Akamai Technologies: 48,000 servers
  • OVH: 40,000 servers
  • SBC Communications: 29,193 servers
  • Verizon: 25,788 servers
  • Time Warner Cable: 24,817 servers
  • SoftLayer: 21,000 servers
  • AT&T: 20,268 servers
  • iWeb: 10,000 servers
  • How about Google, Microsoft, Amazon, eBay, Yahoo, GoDaddy, Facebook? Check out the post on DataCenterKnowledge and of course here on highscalability.com!

 

Reader Comments (6)

OVH.com - a French hosting company has more than 40k servers, see http://www.ovh.com/fr/apropos/ I would suspect they have now more, because the page has stayed unchanged for several years now.

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterJoannes Vermorel

I don't know about web servers specifically, but I heard a rough figure for Google of around 1 million servers overall. Crazy!

--Matt

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Passell

Word on the street is that Facebook has about 18,000 servers.

Google used 50,000 for GMail a couple years ago.

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I recently heard a figure of 1 million for Google (for servers overall, not just webservers), but I have no idea if it’s accurate.

--Matt

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Passell

As you can see, the english website says 55k web servers: http://www.ovh.co.uk/aboutus/

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

I think it would be much more interesting to know how what large-traffic sites are doing with the *fewest* webservers. :)

Being able to serve dynamic sites with a smaller footprint would give even more bragging rights, IMHO.

-j

November 29, 1990 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Allspaw

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