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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  0.133 0.012 0.276 0.324 1323 64
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.018 0.034 0.049 579 9
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.022 0.045 0.045 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  3.807  0.144 0.023 0.623 0.675 837 43
5 unknown  0:00:00  1.550  0.138 0.025 0.157 0.158 1888 1
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.044 0.086 0.249 321 52
7 unknown  0:00:00  1.931  0.143 0.045 1.371 1.503 642 85
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.051 0.102 0.105 884 3
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.052 0.108 0.108 - 0
10 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.059 0.052 0.113 0.220 217 23
11 Linux  0:00:00  1.038  0.161 0.052 0.107 0.181 337 25
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.231 0.052 0.106 0.107 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.096 0.052 0.128 0.207 438 34
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.061 0.054 0.448 0.448 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.055 0.126 0.126 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.060 0.116 0.116 - -
17 Linux  0:00:00  29.675  0.108 0.069 0.155 4.971 6 30
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.069 0.173 0.180 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.245 0.069 0.348 0.647 181 54
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.070 0.146 0.333 288 54
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.060 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.073 0.344 0.569 97 22
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.073 0.158 0.204 323 15
24 Linux  0:00:00  1.294  0.140 0.074 0.141 0.249 323 35
25 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.649  0.220 0.074 0.148 0.874 101 74
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.074 0.152 0.152 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.076 0.158 0.204 242 11
28 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.077 0.154 0.211 294 17
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.263 0.079 0.237 0.237 - 0
30 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.080 0.174 0.586 71 29
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.082 0.160 0.161 - 0
32 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.084 0.233 0.566 212 71
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.086 0.568 1.714 53 60
34 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.088 0.279 0.598 149 47
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.101 0.374 1.127 292 220
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.111 0.214 0.214 - -
37 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.122 0.250 0.623 146 55
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.123 0.576 0.910 198 66
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.125 0.677 1.104 185 79
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.125 0.202 0.203 - -
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.126 0.252 0.378 128 16
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.128 0.257 0.540 84 24
43 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.131 0.264 0.264 - 0
44 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.134 0.261 0.514 150 38
Report from 27-Aug-2014 03:05 till 28-Aug-2014 03:01
Generated on 28-Aug-2014 03:07

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.