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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. 44 sites
Click on a column heading to sort by that column, click twice to reverse order. Click the site name to see graphs of site performance. FAQ
Rank Performance graph Company site OS Outage hh:mm:ss Failed Req% DNS Connect First byte Total Kb/s size(K)
1 www.cwcs.co.uk CWCS Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.226 0.170 0.257 0.257 - -
2 www.hosteurope.de Host Europe Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.070 0.152 0.152 - -
3 www.hivelocity.net Hivelocity Hosting unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.093 0.189 0.189 - -
4 www.iomarthosting.com Iomart Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.074 0.171 1.108 32 30
5 www.pair.com Pair Networks FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.694  0.212 0.088 0.169 0.584 71 29
6 www.superb.net Superb Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.134 0.444 0.960 80 41
7 www.anexia.at Anexia Linux  0:00:00  0.920  0.303 0.081 0.316 0.575 84 22
8 www.kattare.com Kattare Internet Services Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.199 0.126 0.253 0.526 87 24
9 www.aruba.it www.aruba.it Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.690  0.240 0.082 0.189 0.990 95 76
10 www.webzilla.com Webzilla FreeBSD  0:00:00  1.039  0.117 0.109 0.191 0.416 120 27
11 www.webair.com Webair Internet Development FreeBSD  0:00:00  6.208  0.170 0.064 0.140 0.434 121 36
12 www.nyi.net New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.463  0.146 0.070 0.148 0.566 125 52
13 www.multacom.com Multacom Linux  0:00:00  0.923  0.211 0.117 0.233 0.349 139 16
14 www.hosting4less.com Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.181 0.119 0.256 0.441 147 27
15 www.rackspace.com Rackspace F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.085 0.250 0.524 148 41
16 www.midphase.com Midphase Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.127 0.259 0.491 159 37
17 www.netcetera.co.uk Netcetera Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.073 0.153 0.289 160 22
18 www.aspserveur.com Aspserveur Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.270 0.081 0.403 0.736 162 54
19 www.inetu.net INetU Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.081 0.176 0.496 184 59
20 www.arvixe.com www.arvixe.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.278 0.101 0.329 0.672 205 70
21 www.singlehop.com SingleHop Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.089 0.813 1.236 207 87
22 www.hyve.co.uk Hyve Managed Hosting Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.295 0.072 0.142 0.155 220 3
23 www.xilo.net XILO Communications Ltd. Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.064 0.129 0.197 223 15
24 www.serverintellect.com Server Intellect Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.099 0.633 0.997 226 82
25 www.heartinternet.co.uk Heart Internet Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.268 0.079 0.487 0.640 234 36
26 www.reliableservers.com ReliableServers.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.071 0.149 0.195 245 11
27 www.codero.com Codero Linux  0:00:00  0.347  0.090 0.022 0.534 0.748 250 53
28 www.colocationamerica.com Colocation America Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.112 1.005 1.370 251 91
29 www.logicworks.net Logicworks Linux  0:00:00  0.922  0.143 0.071 0.144 0.295 298 45
30 www.memset.com Memset Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.069 0.340 0.452 304 34
31 www.choopa.com www.choopa.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.075 0.165 0.211 324 15
32 www.swishmail.com Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.069 0.138 0.183 371 17
33 www.datapipe.net Datapipe FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.017 0.036 0.053 508 9
34 www.peer1.com www.peer1.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.015 2.060 2.175 778 89
35 www.serverbeach.com www.serverbeach.com Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.179 0.021 0.769 0.805 1217 45
36 www.godaddy.com GoDaddy.com Inc Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.011 0.237 0.274 1580 58
37 www.leaseweb.com LeaseWeb unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.203 0.065 0.420 0.421 - 0
38 www.serverstack.com ServerStack Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.072 0.145 0.145 - 0
39 www.iWeb8.com iWeb Linux  0:00:00  0.921  0.151 0.082 0.164 0.164 - 0
40 www.qubenet.net Qube Managed Services Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.036 0.074 0.074 - 0
41 www.bigstep.com Bigstep Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.259 0.072 0.138 0.138 - 0
42 krystal.co.uk krystal.co.uk Linux  0:00:00  6.601  0.111 0.152 0.253 0.253 - 0
43 www.dinahosting.com www.dinahosting.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.289 0.086 0.174 0.174 - 0
44 one.com One.com unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.249 0.083 0.259 0.259 - 0
Report from 23-Apr-2014 16:06 till 24-Apr-2014 16:03
Generated on 24-Apr-2014 16:12

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.