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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 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.287 0.008 0.023 0.056 1478 49
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.083 0.016 0.032 0.050 501 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.017 0.037 0.106 756 52
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.023 0.494 0.528 1210 41
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.032 0.063 0.063 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.041 0.081 0.081 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.058 0.116 0.117 2646 3
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.059 0.121 0.121 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.124 0.062 0.140 0.140 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.063 0.128 0.227 243 24
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.068 0.131 0.272 290 41
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.068 0.165 0.274 317 35
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.068 0.133 0.133 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.072 0.155 0.200 334 15
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.072 0.151 0.194 258 11
16 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.057 0.073 0.139 0.139 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
18 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.075 0.206 0.516 176 55
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.077 0.153 0.153 - 0
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.078 0.166 0.538 79 30
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.200 0.079 0.160 0.161 - -
22 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.081 0.283 0.580 154 46
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.082 0.247 0.247 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.245 0.083 0.170 0.170 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.406 0.095 0.416 0.656 88 21
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.282 0.098 0.468 0.911 234 104
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.101 0.754 1.080 202 66
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.106 0.211 0.212 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.118 0.233 0.350 139 16
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.119 0.238 0.495 93 24
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.348  0.095 0.037 0.237 0.237 1856 1
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.223 0.069 0.139 0.139 - -
33 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.463  0.120 0.079 0.161 0.391 99 23
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.578  0.100 0.012 1.176 1.288 758 85
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.110 0.071 0.180 0.180 - -
36 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.578  0.115 0.079 0.162 0.933 94 72
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.174 0.083 0.168 0.359 293 56
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.162 0.013 0.218 0.218 - 0
39 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.694  0.155 0.071 0.139 0.183 382 17
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.922  0.225 0.139 0.257 0.503 166 41
41 Linux  0:00:00  8.553  0.227 0.264 0.597 1.437 42 35
 

Report from 30-Oct-2014 09:06 till 31-Oct-2014 09:02

Generated on 31-Oct-2014 09:07

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.