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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 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.522  0.063 0.056 0.118 0.225 216 23
2 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.125 0.256 0.638 143 55
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.051 0.104 0.104 - 0
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.080 0.057 0.362 0.362 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.391  0.087 0.027 0.153 0.153 2788 1
8 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.015 0.030 0.045 582 9
9 Linux  0:00:00  1.943  0.096 0.042 0.660 0.708 881 43
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.101 0.052 0.121 0.199 443 34
11 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.088 0.304 0.615 151 47
12 Linux  7:25:56  79.449  0.102 0.074 0.162 3.557 9 30
13 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.068 0.140 0.861 102 74
14 unknown  0:00:00  2.574  0.118 0.025 1.409 1.543 634 85
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.073 0.143 0.184 408 17
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.014 0.279 0.329 1281 64
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.062 0.162 0.164 - -
18 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.084 0.233 0.559 217 71
19 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
20 Linux  0:00:00  1.040  0.135 0.090 0.168 0.168 - 0
21 unknown  0:00:00  2.314  0.136 0.016 0.034 0.091 910 52
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.055 0.130 0.130 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.072 0.158 0.200 349 15
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.070 0.148 0.338 283 54
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.072 0.151 0.194 258 11
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.125 0.251 0.376 129 16
27 Linux  0:00:00  1.040  0.169 0.128 0.258 0.537 85 24
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.178 0.258 0.259 - -
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.654  0.173 0.064 0.165 0.288 284 35
30 unknown  0:00:00  1.552  0.176 0.128 0.680 1.058 192 73
31 Linux  0:00:00  1.558  0.183 0.052 0.106 0.180 340 25
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.050 0.100 0.101 2528 3
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.123 0.579 0.914 196 66
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.651  0.196 0.075 0.159 0.159 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.145 0.273 0.273 - 0
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
37 unknown  1:03:11  16.514  0.209 0.067 0.215 0.215 - 0
38 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.781  0.210 0.084 0.169 0.608 67 29
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.394  0.231 0.088 0.569 1.659 55 60
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.063 0.116 0.117 - 0
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.256 0.101 0.340 1.089 294 220
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.261 0.137 0.263 0.507 153 38
43 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.273 0.069 0.330 0.558 96 22
44 Linux  0:00:00  1.039  0.323 0.074 0.373 0.685 173 54
 

Report from 1-Sep-2014 21:15 till 2-Sep-2014 21:11

Generated on 2-Sep-2014 21:18

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.