Top Websites Running Linux (2015)

In the past I have posted articles which showed what the most popular websites in the world were running as a server OS.  It's been a few years, so I decided to check again.

As last time, I am using Alexa and Netcraft as tools to see website rankings and which server OS is being used (if known).

Ranking Site OS
1 Google Linux
2 Facebook Linux
3 YouTube

Linux

4 Baidu unknown (was Linux last time)
5 Yahoo Linux
6 Amazon unknown, probably Linux
7 Wikipedia Linux
8 Qq Linux
9 Twitter Linux
10 Google.co.in Linux
 

As was the trend a few years ago, Linux is the clear winner again, and even the other sites are almost certainly Linux, due to clues and articles found elsewhere, as well as their history.

Some other interesting (cherry-picked) sites from the top 100:

  • #14 - LinkedIn .... Linux
  • #17 - Ebay .... Linux
  • #20 - Bing ..... Windows server
  • #31 - Ask.com ..... Linux
  • #33 - Reddit ...... Linux
  • #37 - Paypal ...... Linux
  • #40 - Apple.com ...... Linux (I found this interesting, since Mac OS is Unix!)
  • #41 - Tumblr ....... Linux
  • #51 - Netflix ...... Linux
  • #81 - Dropbox ...... Linux
  • #99 - Adobe ...... Linux

 

While it's true that these sites were cherry-picked by myself, I went with popular sites that users would recognize.  Clearly, Linux is still the most trusted server OS out there for websites.