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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  0.578  0.206 0.177 0.264 0.270 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.141 0.074 0.178 0.178 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.142 0.104 0.207 0.207 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.273 0.084 0.155 0.155 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.235 0.081 0.573 1.791 53 64
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.313 0.088 0.385 0.655 79 21
7 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.073 0.150 0.522 79 30
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.124 0.250 0.512 91 24
9 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.088 0.177 0.932 96 72
10 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.928  0.131 0.079 0.160 0.390 99 23
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.149 0.298 0.450 107 16
12 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.087 0.285 0.600 147 46
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.214 0.147 0.301 0.730 154 66
14 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.579  0.162 0.074 0.204 0.490 175 50
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.249 0.110 0.223 0.456 175 41
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.105 1.011 1.355 191 66
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.194 0.064 0.130 0.209 231 18
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.923  0.290 0.099 0.340 0.789 233 104
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.073 0.150 0.193 262 11
20 Linux  0:00:00  2.847  0.146 0.068 0.147 0.337 293 56
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.061 0.123 0.259 300 41
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.070 0.164 0.277 306 35
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.169 0.070 0.152 0.197 329 15
24 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.697  0.133 0.069 0.138 0.182 384 17
25 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.578  0.114 0.022 0.041 0.060 468 9
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.017 0.067 0.140 720 53
27 unknown  0:00:00  2.296  0.116 0.023 1.173 1.288 737 85
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.582  0.118 0.047 0.525 0.579 758 41
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.283 0.013 0.028 0.067 1251 49
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.698  0.108 0.038 0.227 0.228 1753 1
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.059 0.117 0.118 2626 3
32 Linux  0:00:00  1.378  0.109 0.009 0.186 0.186 - 0
33 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.068 0.069 0.135 0.135 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.038 0.078 0.078 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.063 0.142 0.143 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.076 0.152 0.152 - 0
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.221 0.082 0.167 0.167 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.082 0.254 0.254 - 0
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.084 0.065 0.131 0.131 - 0
42 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.026 0.053 0.053 - 0
 

Report from 24-Oct-2014 07:45 till 25-Oct-2014 07:42

Generated on 25-Oct-2014 07:49

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, 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.