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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  0.578  0.218 0.136 0.223 0.225 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.076 0.174 0.179 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.110 0.218 0.218 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  1.718  0.275 0.085 0.169 0.169 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  42.970  0.261 0.990 1.458 2.604 47 54
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.351 0.099 0.417 0.712 71 21
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.193 0.119 0.275 0.589 76 24
8 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.220 0.081 0.166 0.554 76 30
9 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.079 0.161 0.934 96 74
10 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.075 0.151 0.377 103 23
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.151 0.303 0.460 103 16
12 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.071 0.195 0.421 151 34
13 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.086 0.176 0.447 172 47
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.923  0.175 0.101 0.647 1.001 192 68
15 Linux  0:00:00  2.283  0.144 0.074 0.193 0.454 215 56
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.281 0.098 0.623 1.098 217 103
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.065 0.130 0.231 254 26
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.070 0.146 0.186 277 11
19 Linux  0:00:00  8.451  0.203 0.073 0.148 0.288 289 41
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.092 0.175 0.225 297 15
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.066 0.148 0.256 322 35
22 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.695  0.136 0.068 0.136 0.181 368 17
23 unknown  0:00:00  2.281  0.243 0.060 0.122 0.129 449 3
24 unknown  0:00:00  1.609  0.238 0.023 0.050 0.145 565 54
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.019 0.036 0.049 668 9
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.011 1.268 1.381 784 88
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.314 0.012 0.037 0.080 1118 49
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.012 0.500 0.535 1174 41
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.014 0.160 0.161 2378 1
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.009 0.204 0.204 - 0
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.581  0.054 0.084 0.166 0.166 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.074 0.159 0.159 - 0
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.070 0.140 0.140 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.050 0.089 0.089 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.154 0.062 0.151 0.151 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.082 0.157 0.157 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.090 0.177 0.177 - 0
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.259 0.087 0.257 0.257 - 0
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.114 0.239 0.239 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.064 0.129 0.129 - 0
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.186 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
 

Report from 25-Nov-2014 02:45 till 26-Nov-2014 02:44

Generated on 26-Nov-2014 02:50

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.