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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  0.286 0.008 0.026 0.060 1419 49
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.012 0.483 0.516 1213 41
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.016 0.033 0.050 497 9
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.017 0.037 0.107 748 52
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.187 0.033 0.066 0.066 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.038 0.077 0.077 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.058 0.117 0.118 2635 3
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.060 0.121 0.121 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.062 0.140 0.140 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.064 0.128 0.227 242 24
11 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.065 0.130 0.130 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.068 0.131 0.271 292 41
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.068 0.164 0.274 316 35
14 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.071 0.138 0.182 384 17
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.072 0.156 0.200 332 15
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.072 0.151 0.194 258 11
17 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.057 0.073 0.140 0.140 - 0
18 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.075 0.204 0.514 177 55
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.076 0.153 0.153 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.077 0.151 0.151 - 0
21 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.078 0.166 0.538 79 30
22 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.081 0.284 0.584 153 46
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.200 0.083 0.165 0.165 - -
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.084 0.170 0.170 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.410 0.096 0.417 0.661 86 21
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.276 0.097 0.442 0.883 235 104
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.101 0.763 1.090 201 66
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.106 0.211 0.211 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.116 0.231 0.348 139 16
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.118 0.238 0.494 93 24
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.461  0.099 0.012 1.184 1.295 765 85
32 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.461  0.118 0.078 0.160 0.389 100 23
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.229 0.070 0.140 0.140 - -
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.108 0.071 0.181 0.181 - -
35 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.462  0.115 0.080 0.162 0.934 94 72
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.178 0.083 0.167 0.357 294 56
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.191 0.081 0.247 0.247 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.157 0.013 0.218 0.218 - 0
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.691  0.096 0.037 0.233 0.234 1813 1
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.691  0.225 0.139 0.256 0.502 166 41
41 unknown  0:00:00  7.895  0.225 0.248 0.559 1.322 42 32
 

Report from 30-Oct-2014 06:09 till 31-Oct-2014 06:07

Generated on 31-Oct-2014 06:15

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.