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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 connect time over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 40 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  0.157 0.010 0.208 0.208 - 0
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.011 1.193 1.313 729 88
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.307 0.013 0.041 0.093 951 49
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.133 0.016 0.493 0.532 1053 41
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.018 0.036 0.049 667 9
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.024 0.052 0.137 635 53
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.038 0.077 0.077 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.300 0.058 0.116 0.118 1769 3
10 unknown  0:00:00  2.062  0.130 0.059 0.307 0.307 2985 1
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.167 0.062 0.141 0.141 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.066 0.153 0.262 316 34
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.153 0.068 0.149 0.339 295 56
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.068 0.138 0.182 376 17
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.070 0.131 0.274 285 41
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.072 0.140 0.140 - 0
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.073 0.154 0.199 330 15
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.073 0.149 0.193 256 11
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.073 0.170 0.171 - -
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.094 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.075 0.150 0.150 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.264 0.076 0.152 0.152 - -
24 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.082 0.165 0.165 - 0
25 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.463  0.121 0.082 0.172 0.436 88 23
26 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.085 0.218 0.453 145 34
27 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.085 0.174 0.968 94 74
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.578  0.253 0.087 0.258 0.259 - 0
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.270 0.088 0.627 1.913 49 63
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.222 0.093 0.182 0.186 - -
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.218 0.094 0.181 0.181 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.356 0.096 0.400 0.645 86 21
33 Linux  0:00:00  1.718  0.274 0.097 0.612 1.068 226 103
34 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.100 0.192 0.493 155 47
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.105 0.621 0.948 208 68
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.105 0.210 0.210 - -
37 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.694  0.224 0.111 0.196 0.576 78 30
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.257 0.114 0.233 0.233 - 0
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.125 0.247 0.516 89 24
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.220 0.151 0.294 0.442 109 16
 

Report from 20-Nov-2014 02:10 till 21-Nov-2014 02:07

Generated on 21-Nov-2014 02:14

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.