Latest Performance News

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
Click on a column heading to sort by that column, click twice to reverse order.
Click the site name to see graphs of site performance.
FAQ
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  0.052 0.085 0.167 0.167 - 0
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.927  0.069 0.013 0.176 0.178 904 1
3 unknown  0:00:00  1.151  0.074 0.065 0.133 0.133 - 0
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.581  0.085 0.086 0.167 0.167 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.035 0.073 0.073 - 0
6 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.078 0.159 0.383 107 24
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.019 0.035 0.048 709 9
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.067 0.167 0.168 - -
9 FreeBSD  0:00:00  3.178  0.113 0.072 0.139 0.180 402 17
10 Linux  0:00:00  1.155  0.115 0.068 0.147 0.252 336 35
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.075 0.151 0.151 - 0
12 unknown  0:00:00  1.156  0.123 0.013 0.507 0.541 1208 41
13 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.124 0.073 0.202 0.431 131 30
14 Linux  0:00:00  1.379  0.127 0.059 0.120 0.120 - 0
15 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.379  0.127 0.077 0.157 0.928 96 74
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.069 0.143 0.333 303 58
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.013 1.290 1.410 739 88
18 unknown  0:00:00  1.381  0.142 0.102 0.623 0.947 210 68
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.149 0.061 0.139 0.139 - 0
20 unknown  0:00:00  1.724  0.155 0.105 0.210 0.210 - -
21 Linux  0:00:00  12.370  0.156 0.009 0.161 0.161 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.070 0.153 0.194 354 15
23 Linux  0:00:00  1.155  0.158 0.035 0.063 0.063 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.114 0.231 0.352 135 16
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.063 0.126 0.261 301 41
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.075 0.152 0.193 270 11
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.073 0.150 0.536 77 30
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.926  0.190 0.127 0.286 0.650 66 24
29 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  4.703  0.192 0.087 0.174 0.449 161 44
30 Linux  0:00:00  1.379  0.203 0.083 0.168 0.168 - 0
31 FreeBSD  0:00:00  2.397  0.207 0.026 0.055 0.147 589 54
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.222 0.132 0.210 0.210 - -
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.227 0.059 0.117 0.118 2596 3
34 Linux  0:00:00  2.288  0.228 0.109 0.219 0.219 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.081 0.605 1.573 70 67
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.243 0.087 0.247 0.247 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  1.156  0.244 0.063 0.126 0.205 258 20
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.094 0.592 1.041 233 104
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.253 0.084 0.161 0.161 - -
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.275 0.007 0.023 0.050 1853 49
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.422 0.082 0.165 0.165 - 0
 

Report from 21-Dec-2014 06:20 till 22-Dec-2014 06:15

Generated on 22-Dec-2014 06:23

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.