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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. 41 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  0.204 0.087 0.171 0.174 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.108 0.072 0.177 0.177 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.106 0.212 0.212 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.226 0.070 0.140 0.140 - -
5 unknown  0:00:00  2.067  0.234 0.082 0.188 0.289 28 3
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.415 0.092 0.415 0.685 79 21
7 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.209 0.077 0.164 0.537 79 30
8 Linux  0:00:00  1.149  0.193 0.124 0.246 0.527 85 24
9 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.080 0.237 1.049 89 72
10 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.075 0.154 0.382 100 23
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.184 0.120 0.239 0.364 130 16
12 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.083 0.277 0.587 150 46
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.235 0.119 0.235 0.482 165 41
14 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.923  0.130 0.086 0.219 0.536 172 55
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.694  0.168 0.106 0.778 1.114 196 66
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.263 0.098 0.364 0.813 231 104
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.464  0.199 0.064 0.129 0.230 238 24
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.072 0.151 0.195 258 11
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.080 0.146 0.303 259 41
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.177 0.080 0.165 0.363 282 56
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.073 0.160 0.207 312 15
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.068 0.171 0.281 313 35
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.694  0.147 0.068 0.136 0.181 374 17
24 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.017 0.034 0.052 486 9
25 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.021 0.041 0.114 718 52
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.109 0.023 1.247 1.364 720 85
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.694  0.279 0.008 0.033 0.073 1221 49
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.136 0.024 0.503 0.535 1246 41
29 Linux  0:00:00  1.151  0.232 0.059 0.117 0.118 2626 3
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.162 0.009 0.208 0.208 - 0
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  1.831  0.059 0.091 0.158 0.158 - 0
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.087 0.023 0.214 0.215 12246 1
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.464  0.087 0.078 0.153 0.153 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.063 0.142 0.143 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  1.378  0.130 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.038 0.078 0.078 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.922  0.131 0.077 0.154 0.154 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.087 0.175 0.175 - 0
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.201 0.086 0.255 0.255 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.065 0.130 0.130 - 0
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.462  0.212 0.035 0.072 0.072 - 0
 

Report from 29-Oct-2014 16:36 till 30-Oct-2014 16:34

Generated on 30-Oct-2014 16:40

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.