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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 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.015 0.030 0.046 546 9
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.021 1.348 1.474 674 85
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.024 0.046 0.046 - 0
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.050 0.100 0.101 2489 3
5 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.039 0.052 0.122 0.228 217 23
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.095 0.052 0.121 0.198 449 34
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.053 0.106 0.185 317 25
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.053 0.106 0.106 - 0
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.060 0.054 0.390 0.390 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.055 0.126 0.126 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.218 0.055 0.108 0.108 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.059 0.141 0.141 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.066 0.163 0.281 297 35
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.069 0.138 0.178 412 17
16 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.069 0.149 0.851 105 74
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.072 0.151 0.193 271 11
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.073 0.343 0.641 181 54
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.073 0.157 0.201 345 15
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.314 0.074 0.322 0.546 97 22
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.074 0.149 0.335 290 54
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.076 0.148 0.148 - 0
23 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.077 0.228 0.558 214 71
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.078 0.155 0.392 222 53
25 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.217 0.080 0.167 0.577 72 29
26 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.084 0.302 0.616 149 47
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.089 0.166 0.166 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.100 0.335 1.063 302 220
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.117 0.673 1.041 212 78
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.123 0.567 0.898 199 66
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.235 0.125 0.255 0.506 150 38
32 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.055 0.126 0.254 0.628 146 55
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.128 0.257 0.540 84 24
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.130 0.255 0.381 129 16
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.134 0.264 0.264 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.147 0.218 0.219 - -
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.650  0.101 0.020 0.592 0.640 901 43
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.780  0.224 0.085 0.560 1.771 49 59
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.292  0.236 0.075 0.151 0.151 - 0
40 Linux  0:00:00  1.546  0.107 0.011 0.287 0.334 1367 64
41 unknown  0:00:00  1.554  0.092 0.019 0.141 0.141 16477 1
42 unknown  0:00:00  3.558  0.239 0.072 0.240 0.240 - 0
43 unknown  0:41:21  12.322  0.115 0.099 0.201 0.201 - -
44 Linux  2:30:30  83.955  0.100 0.075 0.155 10.811 3 30
Report from 29-Aug-2014 00:05 till 29-Aug-2014 23:59
Generated on 30-Aug-2014 00:09

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.