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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. 40 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  0.259 0.006 0.219 0.473 178 45
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.108 0.009 0.190 0.191 - 0
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.009 0.168 0.168 26146 1
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.010 0.965 1.075 793 87
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.012 0.024 0.032 1075 9
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.027 0.054 0.054 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.044 0.088 0.088 - 0
8 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.061 0.123 0.156 508 17
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.062 0.125 0.125 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.063 0.127 0.127 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.063 0.523 1.330 83 67
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.063 0.133 0.312 320 58
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.226 0.064 0.128 0.129 2209 3
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.064 0.128 0.128 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.296 0.064 0.129 0.129 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.321 0.065 0.130 0.130 - 0
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.066 0.181 0.300 313 37
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.066 0.149 0.149 - 0
19 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.071 0.190 0.395 150 31
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.072 0.141 0.141 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.075 0.177 0.179 - -
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.076 0.152 0.152 - 0
23 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.076 0.151 0.513 182 66
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.077 0.149 0.149 - 0
25 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.077 0.150 0.542 86 34
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.077 0.157 0.157 - -
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.083 0.167 0.167 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.291 0.083 0.414 0.744 166 55
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.091 0.184 0.184 - -
30 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.094 0.186 0.186 - -
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.048 0.095 0.179 0.179 - 0
32 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.097 0.195 0.395 191 38
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.107 0.217 0.324 151 16
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.114 0.259 0.563 83 25
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.633 0.117 0.208 0.208 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.777  0.175 0.051 0.208 0.208 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.780  0.105 0.011 0.442 0.472 1366 41
38 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  3.802  0.118 0.065 0.134 0.332 123 24
39 FreeBSD  2:11:06  41.765  0.187 0.033 0.070 0.223 376 57
40 Linux  18:01:53  97.658  0.252 0.239 0.588 0.752 222 36
 

Report from 31-Mar-2015 17:48 till 1-Apr-2015 17:45

Generated on 1-Apr-2015 17:52

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, Phoenix/GoDaddy, Italy/Aruba, 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.