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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 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.013 1.218 1.343 703 88
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.303 0.013 0.038 0.104 741 49
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.018 0.502 0.542 1022 41
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.019 0.177 0.177 21248 1
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.020 0.037 0.052 590 9
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.259 0.024 0.052 0.150 548 53
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.028 0.074 0.074 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.040 0.084 0.084 - 0
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.060 0.120 0.121 1735 3
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.060 0.121 0.121 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.065 0.131 0.231 248 25
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.067 0.134 0.134 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.067 0.160 0.273 311 35
14 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.069 0.137 0.186 341 17
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.069 0.152 0.346 288 56
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.069 0.144 0.192 235 11
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.069 0.151 0.193 354 15
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.074 0.177 0.179 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.098 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
21 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.216 0.076 0.156 0.554 74 30
22 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.079 0.205 0.439 146 34
23 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.054 0.080 0.160 0.161 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.277 0.082 0.165 0.165 - -
25 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.255 0.083 0.259 0.259 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.089 0.176 0.176 - 0
27 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.090 0.178 0.475 158 47
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.101 0.204 0.422 187 41
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.103 0.637 0.968 205 68
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.371 0.105 0.423 0.686 80 21
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.111 0.222 0.222 - -
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.245 0.112 0.228 0.228 - 0
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.464  0.187 0.123 0.283 0.605 74 24
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.217 0.151 0.302 0.468 98 16
35 Linux  0:00:00  1.718  0.301 0.097 0.587 1.051 222 103
36 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  1.839  0.141 0.078 0.153 0.374 105 23
37 Linux  0:00:00  2.733  0.219 0.219 0.332 0.339 - -
38 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  2.838  0.141 0.096 0.184 0.993 92 74
39 Linux  0:00:00  4.054  0.142 0.067 0.148 0.148 - 0
40 Linux  0:00:00  7.221  0.156 0.011 0.223 0.224 - 0
41 Linux  0:00:00  26.960  0.247 1.134 1.570 2.382 61 50
 

Report from 26-Nov-2014 21:45 till 27-Nov-2014 21:41

Generated on 27-Nov-2014 21:47

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.