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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  0.139 0.011 1.145 1.259 771 88
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.015 0.457 0.488 1351 41
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.016 0.032 0.044 705 9
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.025 0.055 0.152 557 54
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.028 0.063 0.063 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.036 0.074 0.074 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.245 0.059 0.117 0.118 2176 3
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.060 0.138 0.138 - 0
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.062 0.126 0.127 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.063 0.124 0.124 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.254 0.063 0.127 0.226 260 26
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.065 0.127 0.263 301 41
13 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.067 0.139 0.185 364 17
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.069 0.145 0.339 297 58
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.069 0.169 0.169 - -
16 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.073 0.152 0.539 77 30
17 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.074 0.214 0.442 132 30
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.259 0.074 0.147 0.147 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.075 0.151 0.151 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.077 0.151 0.151 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.082 0.620 1.633 67 67
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.083 0.169 0.169 - 0
23 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.051 0.083 0.169 0.169 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.452 0.085 0.168 0.168 - 0
25 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.086 0.174 0.457 158 45
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.088 0.169 0.171 - -
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.102 0.651 0.966 217 68
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.109 0.214 0.214 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.123 0.237 0.361 130 16
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.135 0.296 0.632 71 24
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.263 0.008 0.027 0.059 1536 49
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.260 0.111 0.224 0.224 - 0
33 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.464  0.105 0.077 0.152 0.367 111 24
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.121 0.065 0.148 0.256 328 35
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.272 0.097 0.597 1.050 231 104
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.151 0.072 0.154 0.198 340 15
37 unknown  0:00:00  1.381  0.062 0.010 0.209 0.209 3172 1
38 Linux  0:00:00  1.382  0.168 0.073 0.151 0.193 267 11
39 unknown  0:00:00  1.718  0.258 0.085 0.254 0.254 - 0
40 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  2.055  0.142 0.081 0.166 0.949 95 74
41 Linux  0:00:00  6.517  0.130 0.009 0.195 0.195 - 0
 

Report from 17-Dec-2014 15:06 till 18-Dec-2014 15:07

Generated on 18-Dec-2014 15:10

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.