Latest Performance News

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
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.
FAQ
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  0.305 0.008 0.023 0.054 1595 49
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.009 0.192 0.192 - 0
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.240 0.016 0.036 0.115 658 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.023 0.046 0.046 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.024 0.051 0.051 - 0
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.051 0.105 0.105 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.052 0.106 0.106 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.052 0.135 0.212 445 34
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.052 0.122 0.122 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.187 0.053 0.107 0.181 321 24
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.056 0.113 0.113 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.095 0.057 0.146 0.147 - -
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.069 0.145 0.329 294 54
14 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.069 0.144 0.868 100 73
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.070 0.129 0.255 323 41
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.070 0.139 0.139 - -
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.073 0.158 0.201 346 15
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.073 0.142 0.183 412 17
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.093 0.074 0.146 0.146 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.075 0.152 0.152 - 0
21 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.075 0.215 0.464 137 34
22 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.078 0.162 0.562 74 29
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.082 0.162 0.205 261 11
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.083 0.162 0.162 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.248 0.088 0.611 1.827 49 60
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.099 0.197 0.197 - -
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.116 0.678 1.040 203 73
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.265 0.121 0.245 0.493 163 41
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.125 0.249 0.375 130 16
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.136 0.269 0.624 186 66
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.519  0.195 0.128 0.258 0.539 85 24
32 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.520  0.080 0.063 0.127 0.241 204 23
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.520  0.238 0.069 0.211 0.211 - 0
34 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.521  0.099 0.014 0.029 0.044 583 9
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.117 0.010 0.527 0.560 1297 43
36 Linux  0:00:00  1.038  0.293 0.078 0.385 0.627 90 22
37 unknown  0:00:00  1.552  0.073 0.009 0.147 0.147 14913 1
38 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  2.311  0.136 0.089 0.278 0.601 143 46
39 Linux  0:00:00  2.554  0.214 0.077 0.130 0.131 2478 3
40 unknown  0:00:00  3.185  0.140 0.022 1.193 1.305 755 85
41 Linux  0:37:52  11.905  0.285 0.110 0.374 1.120 291 217
 

Report from 30-Sep-2014 10:10 till 1-Oct-2014 10:06

Generated on 1-Oct-2014 10:12

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, 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.