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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  0.579  0.052 0.099 0.184 0.184 - 0
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.067 0.011 0.157 0.158 1433 1
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.066 0.136 0.136 - 0
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.088 0.164 0.164 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.038 0.077 0.077 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.077 0.175 0.177 - -
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.024 0.045 0.086 210 9
8 Windows Server 2008  0:20:00  9.657  0.115 0.098 0.178 0.451 87 24
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.119 0.010 0.228 0.228 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.067 0.149 0.149 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  3.394  0.125 0.071 0.162 0.315 229 35
12 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.086 0.173 0.456 165 47
13 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.084 0.175 0.959 95 74
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.072 0.145 0.335 294 56
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.063 0.124 0.124 - 0
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.134 0.012 0.539 0.573 1205 41
17 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.076 0.201 0.430 150 34
18 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.103 0.207 0.207 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  1.378  0.150 0.089 0.175 0.175 - 0
20 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.013 1.334 1.456 720 88
21 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.073 0.143 0.192 344 17
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.101 0.630 0.948 214 68
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.169 0.026 0.055 0.055 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  1.835  0.172 0.073 0.156 0.231 197 15
25 Linux  0:00:00  1.720  0.179 0.078 0.161 0.227 170 11
26 Linux  0:00:00  6.167  0.179 0.123 0.234 0.463 178 41
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.119 0.276 0.588 76 24
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.205 0.174 0.277 0.292 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.063 0.127 0.227 259 26
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.085 0.173 0.173 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.218 0.156 0.306 0.457 107 16
32 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.808  0.228 0.024 0.052 0.140 609 53
33 Linux  0:00:00  4.479  0.234 0.082 0.161 0.161 - -
34 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.075 0.156 0.535 78 30
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.112 0.226 0.226 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  1.720  0.250 0.078 0.138 0.172 87 3
37 Linux  0:00:00  41.158  0.258 1.240 1.699 2.555 62 53
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.258 0.083 0.255 0.255 - 0
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.284 0.012 0.032 0.080 1008 49
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.284 0.097 0.633 1.084 229 103
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.393 0.087 0.418 0.674 82 21
 

Report from 28-Nov-2014 08:26 till 29-Nov-2014 08:25

Generated on 29-Nov-2014 08:31

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.