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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 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.308 0.008 0.024 0.055 1585 49
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.224 0.010 0.193 0.193 - 0
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.016 0.036 0.113 677 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.023 0.046 0.046 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.154 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  0.094 0.052 0.131 0.209 445 34
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.052 0.107 0.107 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.053 0.122 0.123 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.187 0.053 0.107 0.182 322 24
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.209 0.056 0.113 0.113 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.093 0.057 0.147 0.147 - -
13 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.069 0.144 0.869 100 73
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.069 0.146 0.331 292 54
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.070 0.138 0.139 - -
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.073 0.158 0.201 347 15
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.073 0.142 0.182 412 17
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.074 0.133 0.259 323 41
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.074 0.146 0.146 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.075 0.153 0.153 - 0
21 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.078 0.161 0.562 74 29
22 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.080 0.223 0.474 136 34
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.082 0.162 0.205 260 11
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.083 0.163 0.163 - 0
25 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.099 0.197 0.197 - -
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.116 0.680 1.046 200 73
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.267 0.121 0.245 0.493 164 41
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.125 0.250 0.375 129 16
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.136 0.268 0.623 186 66
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.520  0.238 0.069 0.207 0.207 - 0
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.116 0.010 0.530 0.563 1309 43
32 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.522  0.080 0.063 0.128 0.242 202 23
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.198 0.128 0.257 0.540 85 24
34 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.523  0.098 0.014 0.029 0.044 582 9
35 Linux  0:00:00  1.038  0.291 0.078 0.385 0.626 90 22
36 Linux  0:00:00  1.169  0.250 0.088 0.587 1.820 48 60
37 unknown  0:00:00  1.556  0.069 0.009 0.147 0.147 14983 1
38 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  2.311  0.138 0.089 0.279 0.605 142 46
39 Linux  0:00:00  2.567  0.218 0.078 0.130 0.131 2507 3
40 unknown  0:00:00  3.189  0.137 0.022 1.195 1.307 757 85
41 Linux  0:37:52  11.905  0.288 0.110 0.373 1.119 291 217
 

Report from 30-Sep-2014 12:10 till 1-Oct-2014 12:11

Generated on 1-Oct-2014 12:15

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.