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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  0.122 0.011 0.279 0.339 1067 64
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.016 0.032 0.046 590 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.020 0.576 0.623 915 43
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.068 0.023 0.138 0.138 1899 1
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.048 0.098 0.253 338 52
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.050 0.101 0.102 2556 3
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.272 0.051 0.105 0.105 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.052 0.106 0.180 343 25
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.064 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.052 0.124 0.201 446 34
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.054 0.377 0.378 - 0
13 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.051 0.055 0.132 0.236 221 23
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.055 0.111 0.111 - -
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.059 0.131 0.131 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.059 0.144 0.144 - -
17 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.068 0.139 0.834 106 74
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.069 0.139 0.180 402 17
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.327 0.069 0.324 0.549 97 22
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.070 0.147 0.332 289 54
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.071 0.172 0.292 292 35
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.060 0.073 0.145 0.145 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.269 0.073 0.381 0.677 182 54
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.074 0.153 0.198 249 11
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.075 0.161 0.206 324 15
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.076 0.152 0.153 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.077 0.154 0.154 - 0
28 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.087 0.234 0.561 217 71
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.091 0.541 1.652 53 59
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.091 0.164 0.164 - -
31 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.096 0.319 0.633 150 47
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.099 0.199 0.199 - -
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.235 0.100 0.333 1.062 302 220
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.120 0.245 0.492 152 38
35 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.055 0.122 0.250 0.621 147 55
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.123 0.569 0.899 199 66
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.126 0.669 1.044 194 73
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.127 0.253 0.380 128 16
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.128 0.257 0.535 85 24
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.174 0.346 0.346 - 0
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.650  0.116 0.021 1.312 1.438 675 85
42 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.651  0.221 0.080 0.164 0.575 72 29
43 unknown  0:00:00  3.065  0.240 0.068 0.204 0.204 - 0
44 Linux  1:59:37  77.504  0.100 0.071 0.147 9.655 3 30
Report from 30-Aug-2014 06:10 till 31-Aug-2014 06:11
Generated on 31-Aug-2014 06:18

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.