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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. 40 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  0.149 0.009 0.192 0.192 - 0
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.011 1.177 1.294 755 88
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.334 0.012 0.035 0.083 1031 49
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.014 0.491 0.529 1076 41
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.020 0.037 0.049 709 9
6 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.020 0.045 0.130 628 53
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.037 0.077 0.077 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.065 0.157 0.264 322 35
10 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.068 0.137 0.181 379 17
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.071 0.147 0.189 263 11
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.073 0.147 0.148 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.074 0.171 0.171 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.261 0.076 0.153 0.153 - -
15 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.078 0.213 0.455 142 34
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.079 0.160 0.206 324 15
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.082 0.161 0.539 78 30
18 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.085 0.167 0.167 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.086 0.172 0.172 - 0
20 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.097 0.190 0.501 151 47
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.343 0.103 0.397 0.637 88 21
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.105 0.213 0.213 - -
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.251 0.112 0.231 0.231 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.124 0.246 0.512 90 24
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.217 0.151 0.301 0.456 105 16
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.232  0.094 0.073 0.140 0.140 - 0
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.348  0.274 0.058 0.116 0.117 2620 3
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.176 0.062 0.140 0.140 - 0
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.148 0.068 0.151 0.338 299 56
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.159 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.134 0.059 0.120 0.121 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.244 0.092 0.180 0.183 - -
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.252 0.083 0.253 0.253 - 0
34 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.463  0.136 0.085 0.180 0.969 94 74
35 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.577  0.127 0.082 0.171 0.428 90 23
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.207 0.067 0.127 0.263 301 41
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.267 0.086 0.622 1.663 60 62
38 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  0.693  0.204 0.105 0.624 0.945 211 68
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.381  0.276 0.098 0.624 1.073 230 103
40 unknown  0:00:00  2.059  0.110 0.059 0.307 0.307 13583 1
 

Report from 20-Nov-2014 10:10 till 21-Nov-2014 10:11

Generated on 21-Nov-2014 10:20

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

If you are researching prospective hosting locations, or performing competitor analysis and would like to buy bespoke performance monitoring of sites of your choice, or access to historical data, please mail us at sales@netcraft.com

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, Phoenix/GoDaddy, 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.