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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 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.080 0.014 0.029 0.044 584 9
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.270 0.016 0.033 0.126 568 52
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.018 0.289 0.340 1225 63
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.086 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.050 0.101 0.103 1618 3
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.235 0.051 0.105 0.105 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.095 0.052 0.132 0.209 445 34
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.055 0.126 0.126 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.056 0.110 0.185 336 25
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.058 0.378 0.378 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.059 0.134 0.375 203 49
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.063 0.125 0.217 379 35
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.065 0.151 0.152 - -
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.069 0.351 0.576 97 22
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.069 0.145 0.330 291 54
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.071 0.141 0.142 - 0
19 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.072 0.156 0.863 104 74
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.075 0.146 0.187 408 17
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.076 0.161 0.206 329 15
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.077 0.155 0.155 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.078 0.155 0.155 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.081 0.364 0.668 177 54
25 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.084 0.230 0.549 223 71
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.084 0.162 0.203 272 11
27 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.085 0.290 0.611 147 47
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.257 0.090 0.561 1.679 54 60
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.106 0.204 0.204 - -
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.115 0.187 0.187 - -
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.069 0.122 0.250 0.628 144 55
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.126 0.251 0.376 129 16
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.129 0.259 0.542 84 24
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.132 0.587 0.914 199 65
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.134 0.272 0.514 155 38
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.138 0.269 0.269 - 0
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.653  0.127 0.015 1.310 1.423 753 85
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.653  0.195 0.071 0.207 0.207 - 0
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.042  0.259 0.105 0.347 1.122 281 218
40 unknown  0:00:00  1.556  0.188 0.121 0.514 1.590 67 72
41 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  1.943  0.042 0.055 0.123 0.229 219 23
42 unknown  0:00:00  2.067  0.151 0.011 0.549 0.581 1344 43
43 Linux  0:00:00  2.067  0.093 0.075 0.155 1.250 28 30
44 FreeBSD  0:15:00  7.985  0.221 0.085 0.170 0.584 71 30
Report from 20-Aug-2014 20:00 till 21-Aug-2014 19:52
Generated on 21-Aug-2014 20:01

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.