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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 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.014 1.303 1.412 790 85
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.014 0.029 0.044 582 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.267 0.015 0.033 0.125 571 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.019 0.291 0.342 1230 63
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.050 0.101 0.103 1633 3
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.227 0.051 0.105 0.105 - 0
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.052 0.105 0.105 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.052 0.129 0.206 446 34
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.054 0.125 0.125 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.057 0.110 0.185 337 25
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.057 0.379 0.379 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.060 0.123 0.364 202 49
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.063 0.122 0.214 380 35
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.065 0.152 0.153 - -
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.124 0.069 0.352 0.577 97 22
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.069 0.146 0.331 291 54
19 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.093 0.071 0.156 0.863 104 74
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.072 0.142 0.142 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.074 0.152 0.152 - 0
22 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.075 0.146 0.187 407 17
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.081 0.363 0.665 179 54
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.082 0.160 0.160 - 0
25 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.084 0.232 0.552 221 71
26 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.085 0.293 0.612 149 47
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.254 0.086 0.565 1.688 54 60
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.106 0.204 0.204 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.200 0.111 0.183 0.183 - -
30 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.058 0.122 0.250 0.627 145 55
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.126 0.251 0.376 129 16
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.129 0.260 0.544 84 24
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.132 0.590 0.917 199 65
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.133 0.267 0.505 159 38
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.138 0.268 0.268 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.393  0.191 0.071 0.207 0.207 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.784  0.264 0.105 0.347 1.126 279 218
38 unknown  0:00:00  1.044  0.182 0.121 0.513 1.577 67 72
39 unknown  0:00:00  1.172  0.137 0.010 0.542 0.572 1456 43
40 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  1.305  0.047 0.055 0.123 0.229 219 23
41 Linux  0:00:00  1.560  0.089 0.075 0.154 1.235 28 30
42 Linux  0:15:00  2.335  0.146 0.088 0.166 0.206 274 11
43 Linux  0:15:00  4.563  0.137 0.076 0.162 0.208 323 15
44 FreeBSD  0:15:00  6.492  0.220 0.080 0.170 0.583 71 30
Report from 20-Aug-2014 16:00 till 21-Aug-2014 15:54
Generated on 21-Aug-2014 16:03

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.