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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  0.157 0.009 0.187 0.187 - 0
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.011 1.175 1.292 749 88
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.305 0.012 0.036 0.084 1019 49
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.014 0.488 0.526 1074 41
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.020 0.037 0.049 715 9
6 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.020 0.044 0.128 637 53
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.037 0.077 0.077 - 0
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.283 0.058 0.115 0.117 2624 3
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.059 0.121 0.121 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.065 0.152 0.260 319 34
12 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.068 0.137 0.181 379 17
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.071 0.147 0.191 257 11
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.073 0.171 0.171 - -
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.073 0.147 0.147 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.159 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.076 0.156 0.202 326 15
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.258 0.076 0.152 0.152 - -
19 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.078 0.212 0.453 142 34
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.229 0.082 0.162 0.540 78 30
21 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.064 0.085 0.167 0.167 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.086 0.172 0.172 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.229 0.092 0.179 0.183 - -
24 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.097 0.190 0.502 150 47
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.342 0.103 0.399 0.640 87 21
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.105 0.213 0.213 - -
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.252 0.112 0.231 0.231 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.190 0.124 0.246 0.514 89 24
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.219 0.154 0.303 0.458 105 16
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.233  0.099 0.072 0.139 0.139 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.169 0.062 0.140 0.140 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.349  0.150 0.068 0.151 0.338 298 56
33 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.463  0.132 0.082 0.177 0.965 94 74
34 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.463  0.131 0.082 0.172 0.431 89 23
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.238 0.087 0.258 0.258 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.694  0.211 0.070 0.131 0.266 300 41
37 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  0.695  0.182 0.105 0.621 0.946 209 68
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.923  0.271 0.087 0.624 1.741 56 63
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.382  0.277 0.099 0.617 1.068 229 103
40 unknown  0:00:00  2.062  0.119 0.059 0.306 0.306 13448 1
 

Report from 20-Nov-2014 08:10 till 21-Nov-2014 08:10

Generated on 21-Nov-2014 08:17

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.