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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  0.141 0.010 0.272 0.315 1456 62
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.015 0.031 0.046 573 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.264 0.020 0.038 0.129 574 53
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.077 0.020 0.041 0.041 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.049 0.099 0.100 2551 3
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.051 0.104 0.104 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.052 0.122 0.200 442 34
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.052 0.109 0.144 353 13
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.055 0.111 0.111 - -
11 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.049 0.055 0.124 0.229 218 23
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.058 0.377 0.377 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.059 0.145 0.147 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.061 0.126 0.232 330 35
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.062 0.134 0.134 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.070 0.148 0.336 287 54
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.070 0.353 0.580 96 22
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.279 0.072 0.370 0.665 183 54
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.072 0.145 0.145 - 0
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.073 0.143 0.184 408 17
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.074 0.159 0.203 332 15
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.074 0.151 0.151 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.075 0.155 0.197 265 11
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.077 0.154 0.154 - 0
25 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.080 0.227 0.549 220 71
26 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.081 0.175 0.588 71 29
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.229 0.092 0.557 1.653 55 61
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.231 0.100 0.340 1.074 299 220
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.123 0.562 0.889 198 65
30 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.123 0.252 0.628 145 55
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.125 0.251 0.380 126 16
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.128 0.257 0.538 84 24
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.132 0.262 0.513 151 38
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.136 0.268 0.268 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.283 0.351 0.351 - -
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.390  0.100 0.020 0.135 0.135 15737 1
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.392  0.200 0.115 0.580 0.941 192 69
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.103 0.023 1.348 1.478 656 85
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.649  0.165 0.071 0.209 0.210 - 0
40 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.651  0.105 0.099 0.295 0.601 156 48
41 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.777  0.094 0.067 0.138 0.827 107 74
42 unknown  0:00:00  0.781  0.136 0.026 0.597 0.646 872 43
43 unknown  0:00:00  0.781  0.122 0.103 0.201 0.201 - -
44 Linux  0:00:00  1.169  0.097 0.083 0.161 1.138 31 30
Report from 22-Aug-2014 18:35 till 23-Aug-2014 18:33
Generated on 23-Aug-2014 18:42

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.