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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  0.143 0.010 0.271 0.315 1409 63
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.264 0.020 0.038 0.131 565 53
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.020 0.041 0.041 - 0
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.027 0.043 0.058 574 9
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.051 0.101 0.102 2505 3
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.051 0.105 0.105 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.052 0.108 0.136 361 10
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.058 0.372 0.372 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.059 0.130 0.130 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.062 0.127 0.235 323 35
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.070 0.147 0.334 288 54
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.070 0.355 0.583 96 22
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.098 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.072 0.370 0.669 181 54
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.074 0.159 0.203 335 15
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.074 0.152 0.152 - 0
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.075 0.155 0.197 266 11
19 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.077 0.147 0.187 410 17
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.077 0.154 0.154 - 0
21 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.081 0.228 0.551 219 71
22 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.218 0.081 0.176 0.591 71 29
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.092 0.563 1.658 56 61
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.101 0.340 1.077 298 220
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.123 0.561 0.889 198 65
26 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.123 0.253 0.629 145 55
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.128 0.257 0.538 84 24
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.229 0.128 0.258 0.509 151 38
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.136 0.268 0.268 - 0
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.391  0.201 0.116 0.569 0.930 191 69
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.392  0.056 0.056 0.121 0.227 217 23
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.393  0.105 0.020 0.135 0.135 16424 1
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.521  0.189 0.056 0.111 0.111 - -
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.521  0.210 0.338 0.406 0.407 - -
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.116 0.052 0.122 0.200 439 34
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.650  0.126 0.060 0.145 0.149 - -
37 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.650  0.095 0.068 0.139 0.835 106 74
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.650  0.175 0.125 0.250 0.379 126 16
39 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.782  0.106 0.099 0.284 0.592 155 48
40 unknown  0:00:00  1.038  0.127 0.103 0.202 0.202 - -
41 unknown  0:00:00  1.042  0.141 0.026 0.602 0.652 875 43
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.294  0.162 0.071 0.210 0.210 - 0
43 unknown  0:00:00  1.299  0.104 0.023 1.357 1.487 655 85
44 Linux  0:00:00  2.059  0.098 0.084 0.161 1.139 31 30
Report from 22-Aug-2014 15:20 till 23-Aug-2014 15:13
Generated on 23-Aug-2014 15:21

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.