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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. 40 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  0.260 0.006 0.220 0.474 177 45
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.108 0.009 0.190 0.191 - 0
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.009 0.167 0.167 25812 1
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.010 0.964 1.075 787 87
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.012 0.024 0.032 1074 9
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.027 0.054 0.054 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.043 0.088 0.088 - 0
8 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.061 0.123 0.156 507 17
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.062 0.125 0.125 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.063 0.520 1.328 83 67
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.063 0.127 0.127 - 0
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.223 0.063 0.127 0.129 2210 3
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.063 0.132 0.313 320 58
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.064 0.128 0.128 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.296 0.064 0.129 0.129 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.320 0.065 0.129 0.129 - 0
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.066 0.180 0.299 315 37
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.067 0.149 0.150 - 0
19 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.070 0.190 0.393 151 31
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.072 0.140 0.141 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.075 0.176 0.177 - -
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.075 0.148 0.148 - 0
23 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.076 0.150 0.507 185 66
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.077 0.076 0.152 0.152 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.078 0.158 0.158 - -
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.287 0.079 0.411 0.743 165 55
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.081 0.155 0.547 86 34
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.082 0.167 0.167 - 0
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.091 0.184 0.184 - -
30 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.094 0.186 0.186 - -
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.048 0.095 0.179 0.179 - 0
32 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.096 0.195 0.394 191 38
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.107 0.217 0.326 150 16
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.114 0.260 0.564 83 25
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.632 0.117 0.209 0.209 - 0
36 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.522  0.115 0.065 0.133 0.332 123 24
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.651  0.178 0.052 0.209 0.209 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.653  0.109 0.011 0.441 0.471 1381 41
39 FreeBSD  2:11:06  38.138  0.186 0.034 0.071 0.230 360 57
40 Linux  16:34:24  95.416  0.254 0.188 0.599 0.816 274 59
 

Report from 31-Mar-2015 16:30 till 1-Apr-2015 16:26

Generated on 1-Apr-2015 16:31

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, Phoenix/GoDaddy, Italy/Aruba, 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.