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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 average bytes/s over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 42 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  0.214 0.090 0.179 0.187 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.082 0.186 0.187 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.116 0.229 0.229 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.070 0.139 0.139 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.245 0.085 0.581 1.721 56 64
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.371 0.137 0.465 0.772 70 21
7 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.075 0.159 0.540 77 29
8 Linux  0:00:00  1.720  0.198 0.130 0.258 0.537 85 24
9 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.149  0.132 0.100 0.206 1.043 86 72
10 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  1.375  0.102 0.078 0.156 0.385 100 23
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.131 0.249 0.380 124 16
12 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.090 0.228 0.481 135 34
13 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.154 0.087 0.290 0.622 140 46
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.235 0.115 0.232 0.484 162 41
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.118 0.242 0.579 196 66
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.348  0.204 0.127 0.682 1.063 198 76
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.067 0.134 0.215 230 19
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.922  0.240 0.102 0.361 0.809 233 104
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.073 0.152 0.197 252 11
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.089 0.166 0.227 272 17
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.095 0.174 0.368 280 54
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.067 0.134 0.274 290 41
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.082 0.166 0.215 305 15
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.066 0.150 0.259 316 34
25 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.021 0.039 0.059 442 9
26 unknown  0:00:00  1.147  0.111 0.016 1.165 1.293 663 85
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.577  0.102 0.013 0.483 0.527 940 41
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.248 0.014 0.031 0.085 971 52
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.312 0.009 0.022 0.055 1496 49
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.072 0.137 0.138 2666 3
31 unknown  0:45:33  10.054  0.141 0.027 0.255 0.255 4695 1
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.013 0.195 0.195 - 0
33 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.079 0.145 0.145 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.046 0.090 0.090 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.075 0.157 0.157 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.076 0.144 0.144 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.156 0.076 0.153 0.153 - 0
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.291 0.096 0.186 0.186 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.126 0.343 0.343 - 0
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.069 0.134 0.134 - 0
42 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.026 0.057 0.057 - 0
 

Report from 20-Oct-2014 16:41 till 21-Oct-2014 16:43

Generated on 21-Oct-2014 16:50

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.