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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. 44 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  0.116 0.011 0.285 0.331 1383 64
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.086 0.016 0.032 0.047 549 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.020 0.580 0.628 893 43
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.020 0.043 0.043 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.021 1.347 1.475 666 85
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.050 0.100 0.101 2569 3
7 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.046 0.051 0.123 0.228 219 23
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.052 0.136 0.214 445 34
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.054 0.369 0.369 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.055 0.109 0.109 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.056 0.111 0.112 - -
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.056 0.109 0.182 345 25
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.059 0.131 0.131 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.059 0.142 0.142 - -
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.068 0.140 0.141 - -
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.069 0.138 0.180 400 17
18 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.069 0.154 0.852 105 74
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.338 0.071 0.327 0.553 96 22
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.072 0.173 0.295 286 35
21 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.072 0.208 0.208 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.080 0.072 0.145 0.145 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.073 0.152 0.194 265 11
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.289 0.074 0.357 0.649 185 54
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.074 0.151 0.337 289 54
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.075 0.153 0.153 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.076 0.160 0.204 344 15
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.076 0.156 0.400 214 52
29 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.219 0.080 0.167 0.576 72 29
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.085 0.162 0.162 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.222 0.085 0.553 1.646 53 58
32 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.087 0.237 0.559 220 71
33 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.088 0.311 0.621 151 47
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.099 0.199 0.199 - -
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.101 0.335 1.068 300 220
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.118 0.666 1.036 199 74
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.121 0.247 0.490 154 38
38 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.060 0.122 0.251 0.625 146 55
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.123 0.571 0.902 199 66
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.128 0.254 0.380 128 16
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.128 0.257 0.536 85 24
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.135 0.266 0.266 - 0
43 unknown  0:00:00  1.164  0.084 0.023 0.138 0.138 17914 1
44 Linux  2:07:24  83.078  0.100 0.074 0.150 11.405 3 30
Report from 29-Aug-2014 16:10 till 30-Aug-2014 16:07
Generated on 30-Aug-2014 16:14

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.