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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 DNS time over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 39 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  0.056 0.063 0.368 1.028 91 60
2 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.057 0.075 0.151 0.151 - 0
3 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.065 0.195 0.395 152 30
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.066 0.133 0.133 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  1.039  0.072 0.066 0.132 0.132 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.651  0.085 0.048 0.099 0.099 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.086 0.011 0.024 0.031 1159 9
8 Linux  0:00:00  5.963  0.087 0.007 0.019 0.020 - -
9 Linux  0:00:00  1.169  0.091 0.013 0.169 0.169 25588 1
10 unknown  0:00:00  2.564  0.095 0.062 0.140 0.267 308 39
11 Linux  0:00:00  2.567  0.100 0.014 0.195 0.379 104 19
12 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.780  0.101 0.065 0.127 0.158 532 17
13 Linux  0:00:00  5.250  0.110 0.081 0.153 0.153 - 0
14 unknown  0:00:00  2.564  0.113 0.053 0.210 0.210 - 0
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.521  0.113 0.116 0.207 0.208 - -
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.062 0.125 0.126 1821 3
17 Linux  0:00:00  4.056  0.119 0.069 0.138 0.138 - 0
18 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  2.685  0.125 0.076 0.174 0.504 194 64
19 Linux  0:00:00  3.185  0.130 0.067 0.179 0.179 - 0
20 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  4.551  0.135 0.091 0.190 0.389 210 42
21 Linux  0:00:00  2.311  0.143 0.010 1.235 1.341 858 91
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.063 0.126 0.126 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  1.933  0.147 0.101 0.203 0.306 158 16
24 Linux  0:00:00  2.567  0.155 0.114 0.263 0.578 80 25
25 Linux  0:00:00  1.295  0.161 0.009 0.487 0.511 1679 41
26 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.081 0.172 0.172 - -
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.026 0.055 0.176 473 57
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.064 0.127 0.127 - 0
29 FreeBSD  0:00:00  2.311  0.183 0.073 0.143 0.143 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.133 0.209 0.210 - -
31 Linux  0:00:00  6.675  0.191 0.016 0.152 0.152 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  1.039  0.208 0.012 0.154 0.154 - 0
33 Linux  0:00:00  3.189  0.212 0.024 0.050 0.050 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  6.675  0.212 0.082 0.165 0.166 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  4.419  0.235 0.089 0.345 0.662 327 104
36 Linux  0:00:00  4.419  0.246 0.082 0.396 0.723 162 53
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.248 0.010 0.153 0.153 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  3.827  0.274 0.008 0.209 0.402 231 45
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.614 0.085 0.172 0.172 - 0
 

Report from 29-May-2015 02:20 till 30-May-2015 02:13

Generated on 30-May-2015 02:23

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, 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.