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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. 43 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  0.087 0.017 0.033 0.048 575 9
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.019 0.195 0.195 - 0
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.021 0.052 0.116 827 52
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.029 0.060 0.060 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.051 0.100 0.102 2478 3
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.051 0.105 0.105 - 0
8 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.052 0.051 0.122 0.227 220 23
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.052 0.106 0.106 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.052 0.127 0.127 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.056 0.140 0.140 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.057 0.110 0.185 339 25
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.057 0.115 0.115 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.062 0.120 0.257 297 41
15 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.069 0.140 0.889 98 74
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.282 0.069 0.347 0.657 174 54
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.070 0.146 0.331 292 54
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.071 0.141 0.184 395 17
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.073 0.159 0.202 340 15
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
21 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.076 0.208 0.456 137 34
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.077 0.157 0.200 264 11
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.078 0.162 0.557 75 30
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.254 0.079 0.164 0.164 - 0
25 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.089 0.303 0.616 149 47
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.097 0.175 0.175 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.258 0.098 0.613 1.684 57 61
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.277 0.102 0.342 1.086 297 221
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.266 0.124 0.250 0.504 158 40
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.132 0.268 0.549 85 24
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.137 0.207 0.207 - -
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.137 0.275 0.275 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.390  0.237 0.024 0.036 0.066 1640 49
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.390  0.183 0.121 0.666 1.063 183 73
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.519  0.191 0.122 0.259 0.604 188 65
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.283 0.070 0.323 0.577 86 22
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.520  0.173 0.071 0.206 0.206 - 0
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.106 0.058 0.145 0.255 313 34
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.652  0.117 0.008 0.568 0.597 1480 43
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.780  0.089 0.011 0.145 0.145 15308 1
42 Linux  0:00:00  1.294  0.178 0.125 0.248 0.372 131 16
43 unknown  0:00:00  1.295  0.144 0.008 1.334 1.446 758 85
 

Report from 18-Sep-2014 17:45 till 19-Sep-2014 17:43

Generated on 19-Sep-2014 17:49

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.