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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  0.122 0.012 0.310 0.365 1160 63
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.083 0.018 0.033 0.048 580 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.022 1.316 1.445 659 85
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.063 0.022 0.045 0.045 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.093 0.024 0.144 0.145 1908 1
6 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.050 0.052 0.119 0.226 218 23
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.231 0.052 0.107 0.107 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.052 0.122 0.201 436 34
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.054 0.463 0.463 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.054 0.105 0.108 1053 3
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.108 0.055 0.126 0.126 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.070 0.146 0.331 291 54
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.071 0.161 0.169 - -
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.071 0.144 0.144 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.072 0.157 0.203 325 15
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.254 0.073 0.350 0.645 183 54
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.159 0.073 0.152 0.196 253 11
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.073 0.327 0.549 98 22
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.074 0.148 0.393 215 52
23 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.080 0.229 0.577 203 71
24 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.217 0.080 0.176 0.587 72 29
25 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.081 0.156 0.211 301 17
26 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.084 0.273 0.586 150 47
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.085 0.560 1.660 54 59
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.101 0.438 1.200 289 220
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.110 0.209 0.210 - -
30 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.059 0.122 0.251 0.624 146 55
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.229 0.131 0.261 0.519 147 38
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.132 0.261 0.544 84 24
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.139 0.276 0.276 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.152 0.226 0.227 - -
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.519  0.231 0.070 0.236 0.236 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.519  0.143 0.077 0.155 0.155 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.519  0.173 0.123 0.578 0.910 200 66
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.650  0.126 0.022 0.588 0.637 874 43
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.777  0.172 0.127 0.252 0.379 128 16
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.778  0.205 0.125 0.676 1.059 207 79
41 Linux  0:00:00  1.040  0.159 0.052 0.106 0.180 339 25
42 Linux  0:00:00  1.295  0.141 0.064 0.128 0.222 373 35
43 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.544  0.172 0.071 0.145 0.882 100 74
44 Linux  0:18:07  42.105  0.094 0.078 0.164 6.191 5 30
Report from 27-Aug-2014 15:05 till 28-Aug-2014 15:02
Generated on 28-Aug-2014 15:07

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.