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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  0.260 0.007 0.020 0.045 2012 49
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.012 1.279 1.393 772 88
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.015 0.031 0.043 701 9
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.017 0.527 0.559 1282 41
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.024 0.053 0.053 - 0
6 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.026 0.057 0.148 594 54
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.037 0.075 0.075 - 0
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.059 0.116 0.118 1934 3
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.059 0.120 0.120 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.060 0.138 0.139 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.063 0.126 0.224 267 26
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.108 0.064 0.142 0.247 338 35
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.064 0.134 0.134 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.066 0.127 0.257 311 41
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.067 0.161 0.161 - -
16 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.069 0.138 0.181 386 17
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.070 0.144 0.335 303 58
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.070 0.153 0.194 354 15
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.073 0.148 0.148 - -
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.200 0.073 0.154 0.540 77 30
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.075 0.154 0.196 266 11
22 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.077 0.157 0.935 96 74
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.078 0.153 0.153 - 0
24 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.079 0.208 0.438 131 30
25 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.079 0.243 0.243 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.401 0.082 0.163 0.163 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.085 0.169 0.169 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.085 0.166 0.166 - 0
29 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.054 0.089 0.172 0.172 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.216 0.092 0.616 1.588 69 67
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.266 0.094 0.587 1.032 234 104
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.108 0.214 0.214 - -
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.109 0.220 0.220 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.114 0.231 0.352 134 16
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.248 0.128 0.205 0.206 - -
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.142 0.105 0.622 0.951 207 68
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.925  0.067 0.014 0.159 0.161 651 1
38 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  1.607  0.167 0.083 0.185 0.488 146 44
39 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  1.722  0.101 0.079 0.155 0.378 107 24
40 Linux  0:00:00  1.722  0.195 0.131 0.296 0.680 62 24
41 Linux  0:00:00  13.043  0.162 0.009 0.186 0.186 - 0
 

Report from 20-Dec-2014 16:35 till 21-Dec-2014 16:30

Generated on 21-Dec-2014 16:39

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, 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.