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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. 41 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  0.283 0.008 0.027 0.056 1668 49
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.011 1.170 1.281 795 88
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.014 0.466 0.498 1292 41
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.015 0.031 0.043 728 9
5 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.025 0.055 0.161 507 54
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.035 0.073 0.073 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.057 0.115 0.116 2419 3
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.062 0.124 0.260 300 41
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.062 0.124 0.124 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.064 0.144 0.249 336 35
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.260 0.066 0.129 0.228 257 25
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.066 0.129 0.129 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.067 0.165 0.166 - -
14 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.068 0.137 0.184 359 17
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.071 0.150 0.150 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.265 0.072 0.144 0.144 - -
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.073 0.149 0.535 77 30
18 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.076 0.206 0.437 130 30
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.080 0.077 0.154 0.154 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.077 0.157 0.158 - -
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.078 0.154 0.154 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.084 0.169 0.169 - 0
23 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.086 0.177 0.473 154 46
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.470 0.088 0.173 0.173 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.299 0.097 0.598 1.052 230 104
26 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.063 0.101 0.185 0.185 - 0
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.105 0.209 0.209 - -
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.112 0.227 0.348 134 16
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.114 0.227 0.227 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.137 0.297 0.631 71 24
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.464  0.225 0.082 0.619 1.625 67 67
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.464  0.171 0.101 0.640 0.954 218 68
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.181 0.025 0.056 0.056 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.137 0.069 0.146 0.339 300 58
35 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.381  0.241 0.107 0.187 0.974 94 74
36 unknown  0:00:00  1.837  0.075 0.010 0.153 0.153 3220 1
37 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  1.839  0.108 0.077 0.153 0.370 110 24
38 Linux  0:00:00  2.294  0.178 0.071 0.148 0.190 268 11
39 Linux  0:00:00  2.730  0.168 0.071 0.153 0.196 344 15
40 unknown  0:00:00  3.398  0.283 0.084 0.257 0.257 - 0
41 Linux  0:00:00  14.909  0.148 0.009 0.192 0.192 - 0
 

Report from 16-Dec-2014 21:37 till 17-Dec-2014 21:30

Generated on 17-Dec-2014 21:41

Note: Outage times display the minimum outage time which may understate each outage by up to 15 minutes, which is the sampling frequency.

If you are researching prospective hosting locations, or performing competitor analysis and would like to buy bespoke performance monitoring of sites of your choice, or access to historical data, please mail us at sales@netcraft.com

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, Phoenix/GoDaddy, 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.