Web site stats

It’s always interesting to see the web stats from our sites. Only counting www.pfsense.(com/net/org), not the forum, wikis, blog, cvstrac, FAQ, or anything else, we’ve had 33,000-39,000 unique visitors per month for 2007 through the end of May. More than 70,000 visits, and about a million hits per month. So we see a good deal of traffic, and it’s growing every month with May our second highest month ever with close to 39,000 unique visitors.

Our highest month to date was October 2006, when we were on the front page of Slashdot, OS News, popular on digg, and on numerous other sites for the 1.0 release. That month we had nearly 54,000 unique visitors, and over 15,000 on the busiest day.

Browser Stats

Firefox - 41.3%
IE - 29.6%
Unknown - 20.4% (note: mostly pfSense installs downloading packages)
Opera - 3.3%
Mozilla - 1.5%
Safari - 1.5%

OS Stats

Windows (all versions) - 64.9%
Unknown - 22% (note: mostly pfSense installs downloading packages)
Linux - 8.4%
Macintosh - 3.7%
BSD - 0.7%

Windows versions used include NT 4, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, 95, 98, ME and CE. What, nobody with Windows 3.11 out there anymore?

BSD’s include FreeBSD, OpenBSD, and NetBSD. FreeBSD with about 90% of the total BSD share.

The most popular Linux distro of our web site visitors is Ubuntu, with more than 5 times the number of users as the next closest, Suse. Red Hat, Mandriva/Mandrake, Fedora, Debian, and CentOS follow in that order of popularity, though Ubuntu has more users on our site than all those named distros combined!

Other OS’s include Solaris, Symbian OS, OS/2, CPM, Irix, BeOS, OSF Unix, AmigaOS, VMS, and WebTV (are you kidding me?).

Quite a diverse group!

Of course these things can be changed to look like something they aren’t, but I’m sure the number of people who go to that trouble is statistically insignificant.