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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. 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  0.055 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.061 0.054 0.423 0.423 - 0
3 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.062 0.052 0.110 0.215 219 23
4 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.122 0.249 0.620 147 55
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
6 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.095 0.015 0.031 0.045 585 9
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.101 0.052 0.126 0.203 447 34
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.108 0.069 0.345 0.570 97 22
9 Linux  0:00:00  21.834  0.108 0.068 0.148 4.705 7 30
10 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.096 0.298 0.692 121 48
11 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.052 0.108 0.108 - 0
12 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.078 0.154 0.210 298 17
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.071 0.153 0.376 241 54
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.054 0.125 0.125 - 0
15 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.088 0.237 0.603 194 71
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.106 0.209 0.210 - -
17 unknown  0:00:00  2.057  0.139 0.022 0.171 0.172 1875 1
18 unknown  0:00:00  4.419  0.140 0.032 0.650 0.703 818 43
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.082 0.160 0.160 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.068 0.170 0.178 - -
21 unknown  0:00:00  1.928  0.155 0.045 1.402 1.536 634 85
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.073 0.158 0.202 336 15
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.650  0.161 0.082 0.148 0.259 314 35
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.521  0.169 0.052 0.107 0.180 343 25
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.123 0.569 0.901 199 66
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.079 0.162 0.207 254 11
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.120 0.669 1.085 190 79
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.011 0.267 0.315 1340 63
29 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  2.308  0.180 0.124 0.210 0.992 94 74
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.138 0.272 0.572 79 24
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.128 0.255 0.383 126 16
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.117 0.195 0.196 - -
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.145 0.284 0.285 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.075 0.153 0.153 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.059 0.115 0.115 - -
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.054 0.107 0.116 323 3
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.223 0.064 0.121 0.121 - 0
38 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.082 0.168 0.588 70 29
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.133 0.261 0.515 149 38
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.071 0.347 0.645 181 54
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.777  0.242 0.020 0.043 0.143 526 53
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.093 0.574 1.773 51 61
43 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.262 0.101 0.341 1.075 300 220
44 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.276 0.078 0.223 0.223 - 0
Report from 26-Aug-2014 18:55 till 27-Aug-2014 18:51
Generated on 27-Aug-2014 18:59

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.