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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  0.138 0.011 1.148 1.260 782 88
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.015 0.455 0.485 1381 41
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.093 0.015 0.032 0.044 704 9
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.026 0.056 0.156 534 54
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.028 0.060 0.060 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.036 0.073 0.073 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.257 0.059 0.117 0.118 2171 3
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.060 0.138 0.138 - 0
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.063 0.125 0.125 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.063 0.125 0.125 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.252 0.063 0.127 0.226 259 26
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.066 0.128 0.266 296 41
13 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.124 0.067 0.138 0.183 377 17
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.069 0.145 0.340 295 58
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.069 0.165 0.166 - -
16 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.073 0.152 0.540 76 30
17 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.073 0.201 0.431 131 30
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.264 0.074 0.147 0.147 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.075 0.151 0.151 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.077 0.152 0.152 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.223 0.084 0.169 0.169 - 0
22 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.057 0.084 0.169 0.169 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.458 0.085 0.169 0.169 - 0
24 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.086 0.174 0.459 157 45
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.088 0.169 0.170 - -
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.159 0.102 0.654 0.970 217 68
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.109 0.214 0.214 - -
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.121 0.235 0.359 131 16
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.134 0.296 0.632 71 24
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.276 0.008 0.028 0.060 1528 49
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.464  0.232 0.082 0.620 1.627 67 67
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.121 0.065 0.146 0.254 329 35
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.279 0.097 0.599 1.054 230 104
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.256 0.111 0.224 0.224 - 0
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.925  0.062 0.010 0.154 0.154 3202 1
36 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  1.382  0.112 0.077 0.152 0.369 111 24
37 Linux  0:00:00  1.837  0.173 0.072 0.150 0.192 267 11
38 Linux  0:00:00  2.057  0.164 0.072 0.154 0.197 342 15
39 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  2.057  0.154 0.085 0.169 0.952 95 74
40 unknown  0:00:00  3.398  0.258 0.085 0.250 0.250 - 0
41 Linux  0:00:00  19.632  0.142 0.009 0.200 0.200 - 0
 

Report from 17-Dec-2014 10:35 till 18-Dec-2014 10:30

Generated on 18-Dec-2014 10:36

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.