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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
Click on a column heading to sort by that column, click twice to reverse order.
Click the site name to see graphs of site performance.
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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  0.134 0.007 0.019 0.020 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.010 0.203 0.379 254 45
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.011 0.024 0.031 1170 9
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.263 0.018 0.040 0.120 721 58
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.262 0.023 0.194 0.194 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.222 0.025 0.051 0.051 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.257 0.027 0.185 0.185 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.031 0.519 0.589 630 44
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.043 0.087 0.088 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.051 0.226 0.256 291 9
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.053 0.110 0.331 538 119
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.061 0.123 0.123 - 0
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.077 0.061 0.123 0.124 3020 3
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.063 0.127 0.127 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.064 0.234 0.363 302 39
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.066 0.132 0.132 - 0
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.066 0.138 0.138 - 0
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.061 0.066 0.990 1.784 84 67
19 Cisco  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.067 0.141 0.141 - 0
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.069 0.142 0.142 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.069 0.138 0.138 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.355 0.072 0.187 0.187 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.272 0.079 0.388 0.707 165 53
24 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.080 0.157 0.441 220 63
25 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.081 0.170 0.170 - -
26 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.052 0.082 0.165 0.165 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.416 0.084 0.170 0.170 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.086 0.171 0.171 - 0
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.090 0.189 0.377 247 46
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.102 0.203 0.203 - -
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.102 0.202 0.302 163 16
32 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.102 0.167 0.204 442 17
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.122 0.271 0.574 83 25
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.139 0.212 0.213 - -
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.260  0.129 0.030 0.243 0.244 3844 1
36 Linux  0:00:00  1.035  0.148 0.029 1.391 1.544 621 95
37 Linux  0:00:00  1.039  0.126 0.189 2.103 2.973 85 74
38 Linux  0:00:00  1.548  0.212 0.030 0.197 0.386 99 19
39 Linux  0:00:00  3.185  0.238 0.028 0.216 0.216 - 0
40 Linux  0:12:07  5.290  0.203 0.083 0.357 0.656 348 104
 

Report from 1-Aug-2015 12:10 till 2-Aug-2015 12:10

Generated on 2-Aug-2015 12:20

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, Pennsylvania/INetU-2, San Jose/Datapipe, Phoenix/GoDaddy, Italy/Aruba, Zurich/Qube, Amsterdam/Webair and New York/New York Internet-2. 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.