Which popular sites are hosted on OS X Server?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by maclover001, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 25, 2008
    Vancouver, Canada
    As the title says.
    Which (well-known) sites are powered by OS X servers?
  2. CANEHDN macrumors 6502a


    Dec 12, 2005
    Eagle Mountain, UT
  3. corbywan macrumors regular

    Feb 4, 2008
    Forest Grove, OR
  4. edesignuk Moderator emeritus


    Mar 25, 2002
    London, England
    Nope. Linux (I think). Not OS X though, I'm certain of that.
  5. detz macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2007
    Haha, they better be...that would be like MS using Linux boxes to host their site. That wouldn't go over too well, if the company doesn't trust their tech how would they expect their customers to.

    I don't know of any other sites that use it.
  6. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Actually, I seem to recall that Apple.com aren't hosted on Macs – and something vaguely about Sun perhaps?
  7. IrishSniper87 macrumors regular

    Mar 16, 2009
  8. elppa macrumors 68040


    Nov 26, 2003
    When most of Apple's stuff was deployed OS X client wasn't very mature, let alone the server. If stuff is deployed and stable and working, then it tends to get left that way.

    For Apple's developer site, they send back this:
    So they use php on the backend for the developer site and WebObjects (Java) for their store and other areas.

    For their homepage and other areas, they just send back this:
    The Apache could be running on any UNIX like system.

    CUPS is hosted on Red Hat:
    All the other Apple sites (Webkit, Mac Ruby, Mac OS Forge) send this back:
    I've read the use a combination on Sun Servers and XServes for MobileMe.

    The whitehouse.gov sends back this:
    So you know they're on Windows Server.
  9. Tosser macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    ... and on to you!

  10. gpzere macrumors newbie

    Dec 29, 2006
    Well actually, Microsoft uses the Akamai CDN to balance their content load on certain high traffic sections of their site; and Akamai's servers run on linux. So technically Microsoft does use linux indirectly.

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