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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  0.300 0.011 0.031 0.073 1171 49
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.026 0.055 0.055 - 0
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.042 0.081 0.081 - 0
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.064 0.129 0.229 239 24
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.067 0.146 0.146 - 0
7 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.070 0.139 0.183 381 17
8 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.074 0.202 0.444 142 34
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.079 0.156 0.156 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.083 0.569 1.750 54 63
11 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.084 0.288 0.602 147 46
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.088 0.171 0.217 244 11
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.090 0.172 0.172 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.095 0.184 0.236 286 15
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.295 0.102 0.352 0.800 233 104
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.105 0.210 0.210 - -
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.124 0.250 0.520 88 24
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.129 0.266 0.645 174 66
19 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.462  0.130 0.029 0.050 0.073 381 9
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.239 0.060 0.121 0.122 2649 3
21 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.462  0.117 0.066 0.134 0.134 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.104 0.067 0.159 0.271 309 35
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.150 0.069 0.144 0.333 295 56
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.462  0.080 0.069 0.135 0.136 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.257 0.071 0.143 0.143 - -
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.289 0.094 0.389 0.654 81 21
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.206 0.137 0.223 0.230 - -
28 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.577  0.218 0.078 0.157 0.538 78 30
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.138 0.081 0.186 0.192 - -
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.237 0.082 0.169 0.169 - 0
31 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.577  0.139 0.086 0.173 0.932 95 72
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.193 0.071 0.139 0.282 285 41
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.692  0.244 0.016 0.033 0.101 773 53
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.921  0.252 0.112 0.228 0.474 166 41
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.922  0.173 0.115 0.937 1.288 188 66
36 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.924  0.126 0.113 0.202 0.458 89 23
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.925  0.116 0.044 0.521 0.563 962 41
38 Linux  0:00:00  1.149  0.195 0.136 0.268 0.401 122 16
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.375  0.122 0.010 0.208 0.208 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  1.716  0.119 0.016 1.174 1.296 695 85
41 unknown  0:00:00  1.716  0.163 0.093 0.260 0.260 - 0
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.724  0.096 0.027 0.225 0.227 665 1
 

Report from 23-Oct-2014 11:55 till 24-Oct-2014 11:51

Generated on 24-Oct-2014 11:59

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, 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.