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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  0.243 0.007 0.017 0.018 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.306 0.008 0.196 0.196 - 0
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.008 0.159 0.343 152 28
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.306 0.008 0.159 0.159 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  1.043  0.113 0.008 0.165 0.165 16393 1
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.781  0.293 0.008 0.152 0.152 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.216 0.009 0.548 0.567 2224 44
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.010 1.486 1.589 928 95
9 Linux  0:00:00  1.552  0.164 0.011 1.750 2.461 196 139
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.154 0.012 0.025 0.031 1271 9
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.359 0.018 0.214 0.396 245 45
12 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.615 0.018 0.042 0.112 820 58
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.303 0.023 0.049 0.049 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.043 0.097 0.097 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.051 0.238 0.268 296 9
16 Linux  0:00:00  1.556  0.201 0.058 0.111 0.112 11491 15
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.060 0.123 0.123 - 0
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.061 0.122 0.164 396 17
19 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.062 0.130 0.132 1916 3
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.220 0.063 0.127 0.127 - 0
21 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.064 0.234 0.323 443 39
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.065 0.131 0.131 - 0
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.066 0.132 0.132 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.067 0.908 1.650 90 67
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.067 0.177 0.177 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.068 0.136 0.136 - -
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.070 0.141 0.141 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.209 0.074 0.150 0.151 - -
29 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.076 0.157 0.401 241 59
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.082 0.168 0.168 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.317 0.083 0.394 0.713 165 53
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.653  0.161 0.083 0.332 0.616 366 104
33 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.083 0.167 0.167 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.312 0.084 0.169 0.169 - 0
35 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.085 0.186 0.186 - -
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.090 0.188 0.373 262 48
37 unknown  0:00:00  5.031  0.181 0.090 0.182 0.182 - -
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.098 0.196 0.333 192 26
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.116 0.268 0.543 91 25
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.503 0.211 0.444 0.445 - 0
 

Report from 31-Aug-2015 03:47 till 1-Sep-2015 03:46

Generated on 1-Sep-2015 03:53

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, San Jose/Datapipe, Phoenix/GoDaddy, Zurich/Qube, Amsterdam/Webair, New York/New York Internet-2, Italy/Aruba-2 and Pennsylvania/INetU-3. 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.