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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. 43 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  0.108 0.012 0.296 0.345 1268 63
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.014 0.028 0.043 582 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.272 0.015 0.033 0.125 568 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.020 0.042 0.042 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.050 0.101 0.102 2371 3
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.051 0.104 0.104 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.052 0.127 0.204 448 34
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.052 0.106 0.106 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.053 0.107 0.203 262 25
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.054 0.125 0.125 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
12 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.064 0.056 0.120 0.227 216 23
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.058 0.385 0.385 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.060 0.152 0.153 - -
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.066 0.128 0.220 379 35
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.066 0.201 0.201 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.069 0.145 0.328 294 54
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.071 0.142 0.183 410 17
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.073 0.344 0.638 184 54
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.074 0.151 0.151 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.075 0.376 0.606 95 22
22 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.076 0.225 0.546 220 71
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.210 0.080 0.169 0.582 71 29
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.083 0.162 0.162 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.086 0.579 1.671 55 60
26 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.096 0.299 0.628 144 47
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.099 0.197 0.197 - -
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.260 0.101 0.339 1.081 293 218
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.116 0.506 1.595 66 72
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.118 0.189 0.190 - -
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.063 0.124 0.253 0.634 143 55
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.229 0.124 0.254 0.492 158 38
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.132 0.601 0.927 199 65
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.132 0.259 0.260 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.141 0.271 0.553 84 24
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.519  0.089 0.067 0.145 1.176 29 30
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.085 0.073 0.144 0.144 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  1.290  0.166 0.124 0.249 0.375 129 16
39 unknown  0:00:00  1.292  0.104 0.014 0.593 0.623 1465 43
40 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.292  0.097 0.072 0.165 0.869 105 74
41 unknown  0:00:00  1.928  0.087 0.010 1.312 1.417 822 86
42 Linux  0:15:00  4.540  0.167 0.079 0.160 0.204 255 11
43 Linux  0:15:00  5.611  0.133 0.076 0.160 0.203 341 15
Report from 19-Aug-2014 20:25 till 20-Aug-2014 20:22
Generated on 20-Aug-2014 20:26

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.