Windows Hosting Market Shows Growth

The Windows web hosting market has registered growth within the last few months, reports Netcraft. The web analyst company has released its October Web Server Survey. It says that there are “some small shifts in market share for web server software. Windows’ share improves slightly this month, as gains at Go Daddy offset some slippage among sites hosted at Microsoft”.

While the Microsofts’ web servers market share is growing, the software producers are looking to implement new applications that can ease the process of managing a Windows server. The mobile phone industry has already developed some tools that easy web server administrators. CPM’s Edition information Week has reported that Avocent software has released a software that allows PDA users to manage Windows servers remotely.

Two different software versions SonicAdmin QR and SonicAdmin Pro allow web server administrators to remotely manage any Windows server on a network.

Both software versions run on a BlackBerry or any Windows Mobile 5-based device. Users of SonicAdmin QR can access servers by using their Active Directory profile. They can view server statistics, shut down and reboot web server, view event logs, view and manage processes, manage user accounts, and run quick commands.

SonicAdmin Pro also allows Windows services management, file explorer, file search, file and folder properties, file editor, and a command line interface. Exchange Server management extensions include viewing queue properties as well as freezing and unfreezing queues and forcing connection commands. Active Directory management adds user group management and mailbox properties.

But even the analysts say that the Windows market is growing, Linux is still probably better choice to run a web server. offers a good advice to anyone who needs to recover data from Windows server. So check the article Linux saves the day by recovering data in Windows servers. Hope you will not need to follow the instructions listed there!

About the Author

Dimitar A.
Dimitar is founder of the global Cloud & Infrastructure Hosting provider & European Cloud IaaS company RAX. He has two Decades-long experience in the web hosting industry and in building and managing Cloud computing infrastructure and IT ecosystems. Dimitar is also political scientist who has published books "The New American State" and "The New Polity". "The New American State" is one of the best current political books. It is focused on the change of the American political process. It offers a perspective on how the fourth industrial revolution, also called the Digital Revolution and Industry 4.0, marks the beginning of an era of deterritorialization.