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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. 42 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 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.069 0.068 0.133 0.133 - 0
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.065 0.131 0.131 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  1.155  0.094 0.012 1.181 1.292 760 85
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.095 0.037 0.077 0.077 - 0
6 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.018 0.037 0.054 487 9
7 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.464  0.102 0.074 0.153 0.379 101 23
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.069 0.159 0.266 322 35
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.694  0.114 0.020 0.197 0.198 1701 1
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.121 0.009 0.174 0.174 - 0
11 unknown  0:00:00  0.580  0.121 0.016 0.472 0.506 1197 41
12 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.093 0.190 0.947 96 72
13 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.087 0.284 0.591 151 46
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.073 0.173 0.175 - -
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.695  0.133 0.068 0.137 0.181 384 17
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.059 0.121 0.121 - 0
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.103 0.205 0.205 - -
18 Linux  0:00:00  1.726  0.142 0.067 0.142 0.331 296 56
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.063 0.143 0.143 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.076 0.152 0.152 - 0
21 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.081 0.252 0.252 - 0
22 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.074 0.206 0.507 182 55
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.071 0.154 0.199 330 15
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.072 0.150 0.193 259 11
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.099 1.043 1.363 205 66
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.061 0.123 0.258 303 41
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.125 0.247 0.511 90 24
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.064 0.129 0.182 217 11
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.082 0.166 0.166 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.210 0.146 0.300 0.724 156 66
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.216 0.150 0.300 0.454 106 16
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.216 0.219 0.304 0.306 - -
34 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.073 0.150 0.522 79 30
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.081 0.577 1.795 53 64
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.113 0.227 0.461 174 41
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.017 0.067 0.138 737 53
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.058 0.117 0.118 2612 3
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.277 0.012 0.026 0.063 1316 49
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.280 0.073 0.144 0.144 - -
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.288 0.101 0.339 0.783 235 104
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.328 0.086 0.378 0.649 79 21
 

Report from 24-Oct-2014 17:25 till 25-Oct-2014 17:27

Generated on 25-Oct-2014 17:32

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.