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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  0.134 0.011 0.275 0.329 1181 64
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.080 0.015 0.031 0.046 574 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.016 0.035 0.094 891 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.065 0.021 0.044 0.044 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.022 1.285 1.417 644 85
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.051 0.103 0.104 2568 3
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.243 0.051 0.106 0.106 - 0
8 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.080 0.053 0.122 0.229 216 23
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.054 0.127 0.206 436 34
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.056 0.129 0.129 - 0
11 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.059 0.437 0.437 - 0
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.060 0.113 0.113 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.063 0.117 0.194 327 25
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.063 0.147 0.150 - -
15 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.069 0.141 0.855 103 74
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.331 0.069 0.322 0.546 97 22
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.070 0.140 0.181 403 17
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.071 0.147 0.334 288 54
19 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.071 0.173 0.296 285 35
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.073 0.146 0.146 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.337 0.074 0.394 0.708 172 54
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.074 0.162 0.207 331 15
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.075 0.154 0.200 245 11
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.078 0.157 0.157 - 0
25 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.206 0.081 0.165 0.578 71 29
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.083 0.163 0.163 - 0
27 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.093 0.240 0.573 213 71
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.104 0.207 0.207 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.240 0.104 0.340 1.094 292 220
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.260 0.123 0.249 0.496 152 38
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.124 0.574 0.912 195 66
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.187 0.127 0.254 0.383 126 16
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.206 0.129 0.282 0.571 82 24
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.149 0.222 0.222 - -
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.194 0.169 0.330 0.330 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.392  0.085 0.028 0.163 0.163 15815 1
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.519  0.206 0.072 0.214 0.214 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.186 0.057 0.114 0.115 - -
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.521  0.094 0.021 0.587 0.637 847 43
40 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.521  0.064 0.123 0.251 0.625 146 55
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.779  0.187 0.118 0.666 1.037 197 73
42 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  3.057  0.090 0.100 0.342 0.669 144 47
43 Linux  0:00:00  4.930  0.223 0.086 0.556 1.705 52 60
44 Linux  4:27:16  87.472  0.078 0.061 0.133 11.652 3 30
Report from 31-Aug-2014 07:35 till 1-Sep-2014 07:30
Generated on 1-Sep-2014 07:39

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.