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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  0.086 0.015 0.031 0.047 549 9
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.020 0.587 0.635 897 43
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.020 0.043 0.043 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.021 1.347 1.475 666 85
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.049 0.100 0.101 2525 3
6 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.046 0.051 0.123 0.229 219 23
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.052 0.137 0.214 446 34
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.077 0.054 0.367 0.367 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.055 0.109 0.109 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.056 0.109 0.182 345 25
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.059 0.131 0.131 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.060 0.144 0.144 - -
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.069 0.138 0.180 399 17
16 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.069 0.154 0.854 105 74
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.338 0.071 0.329 0.556 96 22
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.071 0.171 0.293 288 35
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.072 0.142 0.143 - -
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
21 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.072 0.208 0.208 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.073 0.154 0.196 261 11
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.271 0.073 0.347 0.641 183 54
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.074 0.150 0.336 289 54
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.254 0.075 0.153 0.153 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.076 0.160 0.204 339 15
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.076 0.155 0.398 216 52
28 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.080 0.168 0.576 72 29
29 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.083 0.231 0.554 219 71
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.085 0.162 0.162 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.085 0.560 1.698 52 59
32 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.088 0.311 0.621 152 47
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.101 0.335 1.070 299 220
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.118 0.670 1.044 200 75
36 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.060 0.122 0.251 0.624 146 55
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.122 0.250 0.494 153 38
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.123 0.570 0.902 198 66
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.128 0.254 0.380 128 16
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.128 0.258 0.535 85 24
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.136 0.266 0.267 - 0
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.169  0.083 0.019 0.133 0.133 18052 1
43 Linux  0:00:00  1.294  0.113 0.011 0.282 0.329 1362 64
44 Linux  1:38:18  82.587  0.105 0.082 0.158 11.621 3 30
Report from 29-Aug-2014 12:10 till 30-Aug-2014 12:06
Generated on 30-Aug-2014 12:12

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.