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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 first byte time over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 42 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 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.331 0.009 0.031 0.069 1271 49
2 unknown  0:00:00  1.379  0.215 0.014 0.031 0.094 846 53
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.578  0.125 0.020 0.037 0.056 465 9
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.027 0.054 0.054 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.040 0.080 0.080 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  1.151  0.235 0.060 0.119 0.120 2640 3
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  1.153  0.196 0.065 0.126 0.259 304 41
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.064 0.129 0.229 239 24
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.087 0.068 0.139 0.139 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.227 0.071 0.141 0.141 - -
12 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.076 0.143 0.143 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.070 0.145 0.335 294 56
14 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.075 0.146 0.190 375 17
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.080 0.077 0.151 0.151 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.072 0.152 0.152 - 0
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.231 0.074 0.153 0.535 77 30
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.079 0.154 0.154 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.156 0.073 0.154 0.201 318 15
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.144 0.079 0.157 0.200 259 11
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.108 0.069 0.161 0.270 316 35
22 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.080 0.167 0.923 96 72
23 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  4.059  0.103 0.087 0.167 0.394 101 23
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.083 0.168 0.168 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.125 0.075 0.181 0.183 - -
26 Linux  0:00:00  1.376  0.125 0.009 0.181 0.181 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.198 0.099 0.186 0.189 - -
28 unknown  0:00:00  1.039  0.099 0.026 0.209 0.211 718 1
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.127 0.107 0.211 0.211 - -
30 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.578  0.154 0.080 0.213 0.458 140 34
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.923  0.179 0.111 0.230 0.555 203 66
32 Linux  0:00:00  1.151  0.182 0.113 0.230 0.345 141 16
33 unknown  0:00:00  1.151  0.138 0.082 0.244 0.244 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.241 0.125 0.244 0.486 168 41
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.127 0.251 0.520 89 24
36 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  1.379  0.146 0.098 0.316 0.636 145 46
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.281 0.104 0.357 0.793 239 104
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.281 0.085 0.381 0.649 80 21
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.117 0.032 0.513 0.549 1131 41
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.274 0.094 0.599 2.017 45 64
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.173 0.108 0.903 1.242 194 66
42 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.108 0.012 1.169 1.289 702 85
 

Report from 22-Oct-2014 17:50 till 23-Oct-2014 17:47

Generated on 23-Oct-2014 17:52

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.