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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. 44 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  0.124 0.014 0.280 0.330 1260 64
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.014 0.030 0.045 582 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  1.938  0.150 0.016 0.033 0.090 928 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.077 0.022 0.044 0.044 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  2.571  0.111 0.025 1.525 1.657 643 85
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.390  0.095 0.027 0.153 0.154 944 1
7 unknown  0:00:00  1.558  0.094 0.041 0.684 0.733 883 43
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.050 0.100 0.101 2567 3
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
10 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.393  0.050 0.052 0.115 0.221 218 23
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.523  0.106 0.052 0.132 0.210 440 34
12 Linux  0:00:00  1.172  0.182 0.053 0.108 0.182 338 25
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.054 0.129 0.129 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.783  0.205 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
15 unknown  0:00:00  1.042  0.091 0.057 0.374 0.374 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.063 0.116 0.116 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.066 0.160 0.160 - -
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.653  0.175 0.067 0.169 0.291 284 35
19 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.067 0.202 0.203 - 0
20 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.068 0.144 0.852 104 74
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.523  0.294 0.069 0.330 0.553 98 22
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.072 0.157 0.200 346 15
24 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.073 0.143 0.184 405 17
25 Linux  2:44:28  41.054  0.097 0.073 0.158 1.602 21 30
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.523  0.311 0.074 0.363 0.681 169 54
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.074 0.152 0.344 281 54
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.652  0.219 0.075 0.159 0.159 - 0
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.076 0.154 0.198 258 11
30 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.084 0.232 0.556 218 71
31 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.653  0.206 0.084 0.169 0.594 69 29
32 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.084 0.291 0.603 150 47
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.262  0.226 0.087 0.563 1.668 54 59
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.783  0.137 0.091 0.169 0.169 - 0
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.281 0.102 0.339 1.079 297 220
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.123 0.581 0.915 197 66
38 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.068 0.126 0.257 0.638 143 55
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.523  0.181 0.128 0.258 0.540 84 24
40 unknown  0:00:00  1.556  0.188 0.128 0.676 1.056 192 73
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.393  0.269 0.137 0.264 0.506 155 38
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.138 0.266 0.393 127 16
43 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.139 0.269 0.269 - 0
44 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.168 0.151 0.221 0.223 - -
 

Report from 2-Sep-2014 06:55 till 3-Sep-2014 06:55

Generated on 3-Sep-2014 07:02

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, 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.