What’s that you’re wearing?

This morning I took another look at Prince Edward Island candidate websites for the upcoming federal election. Some candidates moved their websites, others set ones up since I first published this table, so herewith I present an updated list. This time I’ve added information about what operating system, webserver software, and Internet Service Provider the candidates are using. Comments below.

PARTY

Conservative

Green

Liberal

NDP

Cardigan

Peter McQuaid

Windows 2000

Microsoft IIS

Aliant

Jeremy Stiles

Linux

Apache

Edmonton

Lawrence MacAulay

Windows NT

WebSitePro

Aliant

Dave MacKinnon

Mac OS

Lasso

Newton

Charlottetown

Darren Peters

Linux

Apache

ISN

Will MacFadden

Linux

Apache

Edmonton

Shawn Murphy

Windows 2003

Microsoft IIS

Velocity Networks

Dody Crane

Solaris 8

Apache

Aliant

Egmont

Reg Harper

No website

Dr. Irene Novaczek

Linux

Apache

Edmonton

Joe McGuire

Windows 2003

Microsoft IIS

eNom

None

Malpeque

Mary Crane

Linux

Apache

EV1Servers

Sharon Labchuk

Linux

Apache

Edmonton

Wayne Easter

Linux

Apache

ISN

None

Where are the sites hosted?

  • Only two candidates — Darren Peters and Wayne Easter — are hosting their websites at a PEI-based Internet Service Provider (ISN).
  • Three candidates — Peter McQuaid, Lawrence MacAulay and Dody Crane — are hosting their websites at Aliant, where workers are currently on strike.
  • Three candidates — Mary Crane, Shawn Murphy and Joe McGuire — are using U.S.-based Internet Service Providers to host their sites (Joe McGuire’s site currently returns magazine subscription offers; I was given the address by the campaign office, and double checked with them; they’re getting back to me).

What are they running?

  • Seven of thirteen candidates — over 50% — use servers running the open-source Linux operating system.
  • All of the Liberal candidates but Wayne Easter use Microsoft servers.
  • Eight candidates are running the open-source Apache webserver, three are running Microsoft IIS, one is running WebSitePro, and one is running Lasso.

I used the Netcraft service to gather all technical data on ISPs, operating systems and server software. All Green Party candidates have websites based on a central Green Party server. I identified candidate’s websites either by phoning the campaign offices, or by following links from the central party sites.

Comments

Steven Garrity's picture
Steven Garrity on May 28, 2004 - 15:50

Though it’s a little hard on the eyes, there is also a PEI Green Party website hosted with ISN: http://peigreens.isn.net/

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