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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  0.133 0.012 0.280 0.328 1326 63
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.018 0.034 0.049 577 9
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.022 0.045 0.045 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.049 0.096 0.274 295 52
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.240 0.051 0.102 0.105 887 3
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.052 0.108 0.108 - 0
7 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.059 0.052 0.115 0.221 218 23
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.231 0.052 0.107 0.107 - 0
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.061 0.054 0.452 0.452 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.055 0.126 0.126 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.059 0.115 0.115 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.069 0.346 0.645 181 54
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.154 0.069 0.173 0.180 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.070 0.146 0.332 289 54
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.060 0.072 0.145 0.145 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.072 0.340 0.564 98 22
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.073 0.158 0.204 322 15
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.074 0.152 0.152 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.076 0.156 0.202 242 11
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.080 0.174 0.585 71 29
21 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.081 0.158 0.214 294 17
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.082 0.160 0.160 - 0
23 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.084 0.272 0.590 149 47
24 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.084 0.232 0.579 204 71
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.243 0.086 0.564 1.702 53 60
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.270 0.101 0.382 1.142 289 220
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.107 0.206 0.206 - -
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.117 0.194 0.195 - -
29 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.065 0.122 0.251 0.623 146 55
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.123 0.578 0.912 198 66
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.125 0.679 1.095 190 79
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.126 0.251 0.378 128 16
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.131 0.264 0.264 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.132 0.262 0.545 84 24
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.134 0.263 0.517 149 38
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.519  0.264 0.076 0.233 0.233 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.096 0.052 0.128 0.207 437 34
38 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.649  0.216 0.074 0.148 0.879 101 74
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.039  0.161 0.052 0.106 0.180 339 25
40 Linux  0:00:00  1.295  0.141 0.060 0.125 0.220 369 35
41 unknown  0:00:00  1.554  0.138 0.025 0.157 0.157 1885 1
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.931  0.142 0.045 1.371 1.503 643 85
43 unknown  0:00:00  3.802  0.143 0.023 0.621 0.672 834 43
44 Linux  0:00:00  28.395  0.103 0.069 0.156 5.006 6 30
Report from 27-Aug-2014 05:05 till 28-Aug-2014 05:02
Generated on 28-Aug-2014 05:07

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.