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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. 38 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  0.140 0.011 0.439 0.470 1338 41
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.015 1.050 1.166 749 87
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.044 0.089 0.089 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.056 0.212 0.212 - 0
5 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.064 0.188 0.392 149 30
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.068 0.065 0.132 0.132 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.066 0.148 0.268 313 37
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.066 0.132 0.132 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.073 0.142 0.142 - 0
10 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.048 0.085 0.170 0.170 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.086 0.170 0.171 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.100 0.203 0.304 160 16
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.390  0.092 0.067 0.530 1.343 80 65
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.649  0.147 0.012 0.177 0.178 1385 1
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.778  0.124 0.084 0.195 0.195 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.779  0.179 0.064 0.128 0.128 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.907  0.277 0.079 0.395 0.735 155 53
18 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.907  0.109 0.083 0.224 0.224 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  1.035  0.134 0.029 0.187 0.187 - 0
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  1.035  0.131 0.061 0.123 0.156 509 17
21 Linux  0:00:00  1.799  0.091 0.012 0.024 0.032 1068 9
22 Linux  0:00:00  1.799  0.267 0.088 0.333 0.652 329 105
23 Linux  0:00:00  2.302  0.123 0.011 0.185 0.367 105 19
24 Linux  0:00:00  2.679  0.684 0.106 0.202 0.202 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  3.181  0.354 0.009 0.198 0.385 240 45
26 Linux  0:00:00  4.025  0.151 0.065 0.128 0.128 - 0
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  4.391  0.235 0.025 0.053 0.166 510 57
28 Linux  0:00:00  4.397  0.234 0.024 0.050 0.050 - 0
29 Linux  0:00:00  4.994  0.165 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  4.994  0.241 0.209 0.341 0.341 - 0
31 unknown  0:00:00  6.658  0.161 0.134 0.240 0.240 - -
32 FreeBSD  0:00:00  7.786  0.232 0.073 0.143 0.143 - 0
33 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  9.375  0.148 0.091 0.188 0.394 191 39
34 Linux  0:00:00  11.806  0.383 0.074 0.139 0.139 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  13.240  0.212 0.133 0.281 0.633 72 25
36 Linux  0:00:00  16.125  0.364 0.069 0.155 0.156 - 0
37 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  22.523  0.140 0.072 0.149 0.454 217 66
38 unknown  0:17:02  8.039  0.265 0.062 0.126 0.128 1295 3
 

Report from 5-May-2015 11:25 till 6-May-2015 11:20

Generated on 6-May-2015 11:27

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, 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.