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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. 40 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  0.056 0.093 0.182 0.182 - 0
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.064 0.129 0.129 - 0
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.076 0.151 0.151 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.031 0.223 0.223 3645 1
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.037 0.078 0.078 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.018 0.034 0.047 674 9
7 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.464  0.111 0.109 0.209 0.478 86 23
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.074 0.173 0.183 - -
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.016 0.229 0.229 - 0
10 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.089 0.215 0.462 139 34
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.081 0.155 0.155 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.059 0.137 0.137 - 0
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.580  0.137 0.012 0.505 0.544 1041 41
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.066 0.149 0.257 318 35
15 Linux  0:00:00  2.288  0.144 0.068 0.146 0.335 295 56
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.013 1.249 1.370 729 88
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  1.381  0.151 0.080 0.150 0.197 355 17
18 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.096 0.185 0.485 155 47
19 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.105 0.217 0.217 - -
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.068 0.142 0.183 276 11
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.069 0.155 0.197 353 15
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.102 0.623 0.944 211 68
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.133 0.289 0.623 71 24
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.695  0.188 0.061 0.121 0.254 304 41
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.118 0.207 0.209 - -
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.220 0.166 0.318 0.494 92 16
28 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.082 0.164 0.550 76 30
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.227 0.084 0.260 0.260 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.062 0.140 0.140 - 0
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.021 0.046 0.126 666 54
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.066 0.131 0.137 515 3
33 Linux  0:00:00  1.382  0.257 0.193 0.731 1.867 56 64
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.263 0.109 0.201 0.201 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.278 0.013 0.043 0.097 906 49
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.279 0.100 0.626 1.076 229 103
37 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.579  0.279 0.078 0.159 0.925 97 74
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.296 0.076 0.153 0.153 - -
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.297 0.127 0.245 0.245 - 0
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.353 0.095 0.417 0.674 82 21
 

Report from 23-Nov-2014 03:35 till 24-Nov-2014 03:30

Generated on 24-Nov-2014 03:38

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.