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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 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.014 0.029 0.044 582 9
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.016 0.304 0.359 1152 63
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.020 0.043 0.043 - 0
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.050 0.101 0.102 2331 3
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.051 0.105 0.105 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.052 0.119 0.197 440 34
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
8 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.063 0.053 0.114 0.221 215 23
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.053 0.107 0.199 275 25
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.054 0.125 0.125 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.058 0.378 0.379 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.063 0.149 0.152 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.067 0.128 0.221 375 35
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.067 0.204 0.204 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.069 0.146 0.331 292 54
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.072 0.143 0.184 407 17
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.073 0.345 0.643 181 54
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.074 0.150 0.150 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.077 0.367 0.603 93 22
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.078 0.155 0.155 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.079 0.163 0.207 338 15
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.209 0.081 0.165 0.579 71 29
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.083 0.164 0.211 241 11
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.087 0.572 1.635 56 59
26 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.088 0.234 0.564 215 71
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.194 0.091 0.163 0.163 - -
28 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.092 0.299 0.628 144 47
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.266 0.105 0.344 1.079 296 218
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.116 0.510 1.590 67 72
32 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.123 0.252 0.629 145 55
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.124 0.249 0.374 129 16
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.125 0.256 0.498 156 38
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.132 0.598 0.925 199 65
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.137 0.265 0.265 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.141 0.271 0.553 84 24
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.521  0.095 0.080 0.160 1.170 30 30
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.083 0.072 0.143 0.143 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.650  0.286 0.020 0.037 0.130 567 52
41 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.292  0.102 0.072 0.144 0.846 105 74
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.554  0.110 0.014 0.591 0.622 1384 43
43 unknown  0:00:00  1.933  0.084 0.010 1.325 1.432 809 86
Report from 19-Aug-2014 06:45 till 20-Aug-2014 06:43
Generated on 20-Aug-2014 06:49

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.