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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 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.056 0.110 0.110 - 0
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.083 0.021 0.042 0.042 - 0
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.777  0.088 0.009 0.136 0.136 19558 1
4 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.519  0.091 0.055 0.128 0.241 204 23
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.057 0.136 0.215 436 34
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.058 0.142 0.142 - -
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.073 0.148 0.148 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.053 0.121 0.121 - 0
9 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.108 0.068 0.139 0.842 103 73
10 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.651  0.112 0.019 0.035 0.050 575 9
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.778  0.117 0.052 0.106 0.106 - 0
12 unknown  0:00:00  1.926  0.127 0.014 0.546 0.578 1334 43
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.520  0.131 0.099 0.197 0.197 - -
14 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.777  0.132 0.090 0.298 0.610 148 46
15 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.075 0.209 0.465 133 34
16 unknown  0:00:00  1.926  0.135 0.009 1.143 1.252 771 85
17 Linux  0:00:00  1.295  0.140 0.139 0.223 0.266 342 15
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.084 0.176 0.176 - 0
19 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.074 0.145 0.188 393 17
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.068 0.126 0.250 329 41
21 Linux  0:00:00  1.290  0.153 0.070 0.149 0.335 292 54
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.009 0.182 0.182 - 0
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.024 0.043 0.144 522 52
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.136 0.218 0.259 273 11
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.119 0.672 1.054 192 73
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.052 0.105 0.180 320 24
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.187 0.082 0.154 0.154 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.391  0.190 0.129 0.261 0.621 183 66
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.125 0.250 0.378 127 16
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.134 0.266 0.548 84 24
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.210 0.056 0.113 0.113 - -
33 Linux  0:00:00  2.558  0.227 0.072 0.122 0.124 1603 3
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.240 0.129 0.256 0.508 161 41
35 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.078 0.162 0.561 74 29
36 unknown  0:00:00  1.038  0.253 0.081 0.245 0.245 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.778  0.254 0.086 0.615 1.759 53 61
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.271 0.012 0.026 0.058 1531 49
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.279 0.104 0.367 1.114 295 220
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.286 0.078 0.154 0.154 - 0
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.327 0.071 0.371 0.603 94 22
 

Report from 29-Sep-2014 17:55 till 30-Sep-2014 17:49

Generated on 30-Sep-2014 17:58

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, 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.