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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  0.202 0.088 0.169 0.171 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.069 0.166 0.167 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.109 0.214 0.214 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.263 0.074 0.147 0.147 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.082 0.620 1.625 67 67
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.135 0.297 0.633 71 24
7 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.073 0.152 0.539 77 30
8 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  2.055  0.142 0.081 0.165 0.946 95 74
9 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.923  0.105 0.077 0.152 0.368 111 24
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.123 0.237 0.361 131 16
11 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.073 0.214 0.443 131 30
12 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.086 0.174 0.456 159 45
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.102 0.652 0.968 216 68
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.277 0.097 0.599 1.053 230 104
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.251 0.063 0.127 0.225 259 26
16 Linux  0:00:00  1.833  0.167 0.072 0.150 0.192 268 11
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.069 0.145 0.340 296 58
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.066 0.127 0.264 299 41
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.123 0.064 0.145 0.253 329 35
20 Linux  0:00:00  2.055  0.156 0.072 0.154 0.197 341 15
21 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.067 0.138 0.183 372 17
22 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.235 0.026 0.055 0.154 544 54
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.015 0.032 0.044 701 9
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.011 1.147 1.261 771 88
25 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.015 0.455 0.485 1383 41
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.273 0.008 0.026 0.059 1524 49
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.258 0.059 0.116 0.118 2167 3
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.923  0.063 0.010 0.199 0.199 3179 1
29 Linux  0:00:00  21.273  0.136 0.009 0.202 0.202 - 0
30 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.051 0.083 0.168 0.168 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.077 0.151 0.151 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.035 0.073 0.073 - 0
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.463 0.086 0.169 0.169 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.063 0.124 0.124 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.060 0.138 0.138 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.075 0.150 0.151 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.083 0.168 0.169 - 0
38 unknown  0:00:00  2.834  0.256 0.085 0.254 0.254 - 0
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.062 0.126 0.126 - 0
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.262 0.111 0.224 0.224 - 0
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.028 0.060 0.060 - 0
 

Report from 17-Dec-2014 12:25 till 18-Dec-2014 12:21

Generated on 18-Dec-2014 12:28

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.