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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. 43 sites
Click on a column heading to sort by that column, click twice to reverse order. Click the site name to see graphs of site performance. FAQ
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  0.110 0.012 0.300 0.354 1153 63
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.014 0.029 0.044 582 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.277 0.016 0.033 0.127 560 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.020 0.042 0.042 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.050 0.101 0.102 2358 3
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.249 0.051 0.104 0.104 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.052 0.123 0.201 441 34
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.053 0.108 0.208 251 25
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.054 0.125 0.125 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
12 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.057 0.118 0.225 215 23
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.058 0.388 0.388 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.063 0.152 0.153 - -
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.067 0.202 0.202 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.069 0.145 0.329 293 54
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.070 0.133 0.225 378 35
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.072 0.143 0.185 407 17
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.074 0.342 0.638 183 54
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.074 0.150 0.150 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.076 0.159 0.203 342 15
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.076 0.375 0.609 93 22
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.159 0.078 0.157 0.157 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.079 0.161 0.206 247 11
25 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.080 0.226 0.549 219 71
26 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.081 0.166 0.580 71 29
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.087 0.571 1.639 56 60
28 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.096 0.301 0.632 143 47
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.262 0.101 0.338 1.078 294 218
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.116 0.506 1.600 66 72
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.200 0.118 0.189 0.190 - -
33 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.063 0.125 0.255 0.636 143 55
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.125 0.254 0.496 156 38
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.132 0.601 0.927 199 65
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.194 0.137 0.266 0.266 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.141 0.271 0.554 84 24
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.521  0.089 0.071 0.150 1.207 29 30
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.083 0.072 0.143 0.144 - 0
40 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.290  0.095 0.072 0.165 0.867 105 74
41 Linux  0:00:00  1.294  0.173 0.124 0.249 0.375 129 16
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.933  0.087 0.010 1.338 1.443 817 86
43 unknown  0:00:00  2.567  0.105 0.014 0.601 0.632 1420 43
Report from 19-Aug-2014 14:35 till 20-Aug-2014 14:31
Generated on 20-Aug-2014 14:37

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.