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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. 44 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  0.063 0.024 0.046 0.046 - 0
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.050 0.100 0.101 2486 3
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.051 0.104 0.104 - 0
4 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.039 0.052 0.119 0.224 219 23
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.053 0.107 0.187 317 25
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.054 0.125 0.125 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.065 0.162 0.277 303 35
8 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.068 0.148 0.848 105 74
9 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.068 0.138 0.178 411 17
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.072 0.151 0.193 271 11
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.227 0.072 0.336 0.634 181 54
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.073 0.158 0.201 345 15
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.076 0.148 0.148 - 0
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.076 0.152 0.382 229 53
15 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.077 0.227 0.556 215 71
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.283 0.077 0.323 0.545 98 22
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.080 0.165 0.573 72 29
18 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.084 0.289 0.598 152 47
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.085 0.163 0.163 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.100 0.336 1.061 303 220
21 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.117 0.673 1.042 214 79
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.123 0.563 0.893 199 66
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.240 0.126 0.257 0.511 148 38
24 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.061 0.126 0.254 0.627 146 55
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.128 0.257 0.539 84 24
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.131 0.257 0.383 129 16
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.520  0.106 0.053 0.106 0.106 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.180 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.167 0.155 0.226 0.227 - -
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.521  0.099 0.052 0.117 0.192 453 34
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.521  0.061 0.054 0.399 0.400 - 0
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.091 0.019 0.141 0.141 16041 1
33 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.649  0.093 0.014 0.029 0.044 587 9
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.649  0.128 0.059 0.142 0.142 - -
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.649  0.182 0.130 0.259 0.260 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.650  0.115 0.021 1.330 1.456 677 85
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.650  0.130 0.074 0.148 0.332 292 54
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.780  0.224 0.085 0.561 1.736 50 58
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.292  0.234 0.074 0.150 0.150 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  1.931  0.102 0.020 0.589 0.637 899 43
41 Linux  0:00:00  2.305  0.112 0.010 0.287 0.333 1385 64
42 unknown  0:00:00  4.051  0.233 0.072 0.250 0.250 - 0
43 unknown  0:41:21  12.751  0.113 0.098 0.201 0.201 - -
44 Linux  2:17:08  82.628  0.113 0.076 0.158 10.436 3 30
Report from 28-Aug-2014 20:05 till 29-Aug-2014 19:59
Generated on 29-Aug-2014 20:07

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.