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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. 41 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 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.012 1.211 1.335 711 88
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.300 0.013 0.038 0.090 954 49
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.018 0.502 0.542 1030 41
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.019 0.176 0.176 21129 1
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.021 0.038 0.053 596 9
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.264 0.024 0.052 0.150 549 53
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.028 0.074 0.074 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.040 0.084 0.084 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.059 0.121 0.121 - 0
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.060 0.119 0.121 1758 3
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.206 0.065 0.131 0.233 251 26
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.067 0.159 0.272 311 35
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.067 0.134 0.134 - 0
14 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.068 0.137 0.186 341 17
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.068 0.149 0.341 291 56
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.069 0.150 0.192 354 15
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.069 0.144 0.192 235 11
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.073 0.176 0.179 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.217 0.075 0.154 0.545 76 30
21 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.057 0.078 0.156 0.156 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.078 0.153 0.153 - 0
23 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.079 0.203 0.435 147 34
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.252 0.083 0.260 0.260 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.089 0.176 0.176 - 0
26 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.090 0.178 0.475 157 47
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.103 0.639 0.972 204 68
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.376 0.105 0.428 0.691 80 21
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.108 0.216 0.441 181 41
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.111 0.222 0.222 - -
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.112 0.228 0.228 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.190 0.123 0.284 0.607 74 24
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.216 0.148 0.299 0.463 99 16
34 Linux  0:00:00  1.149  0.274 0.082 0.164 0.164 - -
35 Linux  0:00:00  2.055  0.301 0.097 0.585 1.048 223 103
36 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  2.281  0.142 0.074 0.149 0.370 106 23
37 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  2.724  0.138 0.096 0.184 0.992 92 74
38 Linux  0:00:00  3.390  0.221 0.190 0.302 0.308 - -
39 Linux  0:00:00  5.017  0.140 0.067 0.148 0.148 - 0
40 Linux  0:00:00  6.154  0.150 0.010 0.216 0.216 - 0
41 Linux  0:00:00  31.830  0.244 1.121 1.559 2.368 62 50
 

Report from 27-Nov-2014 00:10 till 28-Nov-2014 00:06

Generated on 28-Nov-2014 00:11

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, 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.