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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. 41 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  0.060 0.070 0.137 0.137 - 0
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.075 0.150 0.150 - 0
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.466  0.079 0.015 0.187 0.187 3317 1
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.016 0.033 0.050 517 9
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.066 0.131 0.131 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.039 0.078 0.078 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.011 1.171 1.281 770 85
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.466  0.109 0.012 0.465 0.498 1255 41
9 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.074 0.157 0.383 101 23
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.070 0.167 0.167 - -
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.062 0.142 0.142 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.066 0.167 0.278 312 35
13 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.082 0.286 0.585 152 45
14 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.082 0.173 0.947 94 72
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.077 0.154 0.154 - 0
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.072 0.142 0.187 373 17
18 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.106 0.213 0.213 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.073 0.153 0.352 282 56
20 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.103 0.757 1.083 201 65
21 unknown  0:00:00  1.378  0.148 0.082 0.253 0.253 - 0
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.154 0.026 0.053 0.053 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.015 0.188 0.188 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.071 0.154 0.199 334 15
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.072 0.150 0.192 262 11
26 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.075 0.211 0.532 170 55
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.122 0.242 0.505 91 24
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.115 0.232 0.356 131 16
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.023 0.048 0.133 621 52
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.081 0.164 0.164 - -
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.064 0.131 0.231 240 24
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.215 0.073 0.136 0.275 294 41
33 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.215 0.074 0.158 0.530 80 30
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.222 0.084 0.171 0.171 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  17.462  0.232 0.548 1.098 2.615 42 63
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.232 0.069 0.138 0.138 - -
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.058 0.116 0.118 1950 3
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.113 0.231 0.471 170 41
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.269 0.098 0.589 1.038 231 104
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.281 0.008 0.019 0.049 1641 49
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.391 0.089 0.401 0.639 88 21
 

Report from 31-Oct-2014 08:40 till 1-Nov-2014 08:43

Generated on 1-Nov-2014 08:48

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.