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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 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.010 1.285 1.392 797 86
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.014 0.029 0.044 585 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.264 0.015 0.033 0.125 567 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.019 0.295 0.346 1222 63
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.083 0.020 0.042 0.042 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.050 0.101 0.102 2408 3
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.218 0.051 0.105 0.105 - 0
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.052 0.106 0.106 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.052 0.127 0.204 447 34
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.054 0.125 0.125 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.209 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.057 0.111 0.190 318 25
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.057 0.373 0.373 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.062 0.122 0.214 380 35
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.066 0.154 0.154 - -
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.069 0.358 0.583 97 22
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.069 0.146 0.331 291 54
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.070 0.141 0.182 408 17
19 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.093 0.071 0.159 0.862 105 74
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.086 0.071 0.142 0.142 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.074 0.152 0.152 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.081 0.363 0.666 178 54
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.082 0.160 0.160 - 0
24 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.084 0.233 0.553 221 71
25 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.084 0.292 0.610 149 47
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.085 0.564 1.662 55 60
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.106 0.204 0.204 - -
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.119 0.189 0.189 - -
29 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.061 0.124 0.253 0.635 143 55
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.129 0.264 0.501 159 38
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.129 0.260 0.545 83 24
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.132 0.600 0.926 200 65
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.136 0.264 0.265 - 0
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.178 0.121 0.513 1.576 67 72
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.649  0.182 0.071 0.206 0.206 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.782  0.265 0.105 0.348 1.126 280 218
37 Linux  0:00:00  1.290  0.174 0.126 0.250 0.376 129 16
38 unknown  0:00:00  1.550  0.138 0.010 0.538 0.568 1456 43
39 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  1.933  0.060 0.059 0.130 0.236 219 23
40 Linux  0:00:00  2.057  0.087 0.079 0.158 1.206 29 30
41 Linux  0:15:00  4.545  0.166 0.088 0.166 0.207 275 11
42 Linux  0:15:00  5.611  0.132 0.076 0.162 0.208 324 15
43 FreeBSD  0:15:00  6.484  0.223 0.080 0.169 0.583 71 29
Report from 20-Aug-2014 11:56 till 21-Aug-2014 12:01
Generated on 21-Aug-2014 12:06

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.