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Netcraft Hosting Provider Performance Monitoring

Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of leading hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.

Hosting Providers sites ordered by failures over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 41 sites
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Rank Performance graph Company site OS Outage hh:mm:ss Failed Req% DNS Connect First byte Total Kb/s size(K)
1 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.009 0.182 0.182 - 0
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.284 0.012 0.026 0.058 1529 49
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.020 0.039 0.135 548 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.053 0.107 0.107 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.053 0.121 0.121 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.053 0.106 0.181 319 24
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.056 0.110 0.110 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.056 0.113 0.113 - -
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.056 0.139 0.217 442 34
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.058 0.144 0.144 - -
13 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.068 0.139 0.841 103 73
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.068 0.127 0.251 327 41
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.070 0.140 0.182 403 17
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.073 0.145 0.145 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.316 0.075 0.377 0.611 93 22
18 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.075 0.207 0.471 129 34
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.078 0.147 0.147 - -
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.078 0.163 0.565 73 29
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.283 0.079 0.156 0.156 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.084 0.176 0.176 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.278 0.104 0.369 1.114 296 220
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.119 0.674 1.055 192 73
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.190 0.125 0.250 0.377 128 16
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.235 0.129 0.256 0.507 161 41
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.133 0.264 0.545 85 24
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.140 0.223 0.266 263 11
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.390  0.246 0.085 0.611 1.804 51 60
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.391  0.193 0.125 0.258 0.617 184 66
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.519  0.096 0.059 0.127 0.241 203 23
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.521  0.135 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.649  0.120 0.014 0.548 0.581 1309 43
34 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.651  0.109 0.014 0.029 0.044 582 9
35 unknown  0:00:00  1.036  0.253 0.081 0.247 0.247 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  1.163  0.080 0.008 0.138 0.138 14583 1
37 Linux  0:00:00  1.292  0.153 0.069 0.149 0.333 294 54
38 Linux  0:00:00  1.295  0.146 0.137 0.221 0.265 342 15
39 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  1.544  0.128 0.085 0.288 0.601 148 46
40 unknown  0:00:00  2.554  0.136 0.009 1.165 1.274 771 85
41 Linux  0:00:00  2.558  0.220 0.076 0.127 0.128 1618 3
 

Report from 29-Sep-2014 21:55 till 30-Sep-2014 21:49

Generated on 30-Sep-2014 21:59

Note: Outage times display the minimum outage time which may understate each outage by up to 15 minutes, which is the sampling frequency.

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Interpreting the Tables

Using the performance of a hosting provider's own site to determine the performance of the hosting companies network, is only indicative. By default the sites are ranked in order of failed requests and time to connect, shortest first, in order to give the clearest indication of network capacity and congestion, with the least impact from the performance of the companies' own web servers, though it is possible to sort by any column by clicking on the column heading.

Presently our performance collectors are located at London/DXI Networks, New York/New York Internet, Pennsylvania/INetU-2, San Jose/Datapipe, Italy/Aruba, Romania/Hostway, Zurich/Qube and Amsterdam/Webair. These companies have an advantage over the other companies listed in the table, as each of them have a collector in their own datacenter. Companies in the Far East are at a disadvantage as we do not currently have a performance collector in the region.

Companies using a caching system such as Akamai would have a particular advantage as the response to our request would come from the Akamai server closest to each performance collector.

If you are using the table as a guide when choosing where to locate a dedicated or collocated server, remember that connection times fluctuate continually, and only hundredths of a second separate the top companies. Avoiding companies showing prolonged outages is likely to be a better strategy than necessarily going for the company with the fastest connection time.

Other factors including availability and quality of support, and price will also be important. If you are considering shared hosting then the load on the shared hosting system will likely be a greater constraint on the performance of your site than network connection time.

More information can be found in the FAQ.