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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  0.000  0.272 0.012 0.026 0.064 1308 49
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.463  0.106 0.018 0.037 0.055 481 9
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.017 0.066 0.138 731 53
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.038 0.078 0.078 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.059 0.117 0.118 2616 3
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.059 0.121 0.121 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.061 0.123 0.258 303 41
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.064 0.129 0.190 224 14
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.348  0.081 0.065 0.131 0.131 - 0
11 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.065 0.068 0.134 0.134 - 0
12 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.694  0.133 0.068 0.137 0.181 385 17
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.063 0.143 0.143 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  1.724  0.142 0.068 0.144 0.333 296 56
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
16 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.073 0.149 0.521 79 30
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.072 0.150 0.193 261 11
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.076 0.152 0.152 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.275 0.084 0.154 0.154 - -
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.168 0.070 0.154 0.199 332 15
21 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  1.382  0.109 0.075 0.155 0.384 100 23
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.070 0.159 0.267 321 35
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.198 0.082 0.166 0.166 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.133 0.073 0.172 0.174 - -
25 Linux  0:00:00  1.151  0.117 0.009 0.176 0.176 - 0
26 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.096 0.192 0.940 97 72
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.027 0.198 0.199 1759 1
28 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.463  0.157 0.074 0.205 0.507 181 55
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.138 0.103 0.206 0.206 - -
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.113 0.227 0.461 174 41
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.124 0.247 0.510 91 24
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.081 0.252 0.252 - 0
33 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.087 0.284 0.593 150 46
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.212 0.146 0.300 0.726 155 66
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.151 0.300 0.453 106 16
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.207 0.215 0.301 0.304 - -
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.922  0.292 0.101 0.339 0.784 235 104
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.324 0.086 0.378 0.649 79 21
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.580  0.118 0.034 0.504 0.538 1200 41
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.227 0.081 0.574 1.815 52 64
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.101 1.034 1.366 198 66
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.724  0.093 0.022 1.186 1.298 759 85
 

Report from 24-Oct-2014 14:25 till 25-Oct-2014 14:27

Generated on 25-Oct-2014 14:32

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.