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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. 42 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  0.263 0.008 0.019 0.048 1701 49
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.011 0.197 0.197 - 0
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.015 0.030 0.045 576 9
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.023 0.045 0.045 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.032 0.067 0.067 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.049 0.098 0.100 2370 3
7 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.045 0.052 0.129 0.234 218 23
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.052 0.107 0.107 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.052 0.125 0.204 438 34
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.055 0.108 0.108 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.056 0.112 0.190 323 25
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.056 0.137 0.137 - -
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.057 0.126 0.126 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.061 0.121 0.267 279 41
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.069 0.138 0.181 392 17
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.069 0.148 0.335 289 54
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.306 0.070 0.355 0.586 95 22
18 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.072 0.213 0.213 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.075 0.163 0.207 339 15
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.075 0.158 0.201 261 11
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.259 0.078 0.355 0.656 179 54
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.226 0.081 0.162 0.566 73 29
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.253 0.082 0.164 0.164 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.089 0.591 1.712 55 61
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.278 0.100 0.338 1.085 296 221
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.101 0.201 0.202 - -
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.113 0.192 0.192 - 0
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.206 0.117 0.659 1.030 195 73
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.252 0.121 0.245 0.495 161 40
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.127 0.251 0.375 130 16
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.128 0.257 0.537 85 24
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.130 0.262 0.608 188 65
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.391  0.125 0.008 0.136 0.136 16939 1
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.521  0.199 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
36 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.521  0.142 0.078 0.212 0.450 143 34
37 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.651  0.106 0.069 0.208 0.936 101 74
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.777  0.147 0.027 0.046 0.105 886 52
39 unknown  0:00:00  3.571  0.100 0.008 0.560 0.602 1030 43
40 unknown  0:00:00  3.802  0.122 0.015 1.313 1.424 765 85
41 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  15.086  0.138 0.111 0.341 0.693 131 46
42 Linux  0:26:55  11.848  0.195 0.207 0.284 0.284 - -
 

Report from 21-Sep-2014 16:10 till 22-Sep-2014 16:06

Generated on 22-Sep-2014 16:12

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.