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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. 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 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.014 0.029 0.044 584 9
2 unknown  0:00:00  1.546  0.137 0.016 0.034 0.092 906 52
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.050 0.100 0.101 2515 3
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.051 0.103 0.103 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  1.040  0.183 0.053 0.107 0.182 336 25
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.210 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.063 0.116 0.116 - 0
9 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.520  0.057 0.056 0.120 0.228 215 23
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.104 0.053 0.122 0.198 449 34
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.055 0.128 0.128 - 0
12 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.069 0.139 0.180 408 17
13 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.068 0.140 0.868 101 74
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.072 0.145 0.145 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.070 0.150 0.343 280 54
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.391  0.088 0.025 0.150 0.151 2884 1
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.159 0.073 0.151 0.194 259 11
18 Linux  0:00:00  1.035  0.127 0.078 0.156 0.156 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.649  0.198 0.074 0.158 0.158 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.072 0.158 0.200 349 15
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.063 0.163 0.165 - -
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.159 0.063 0.164 0.286 286 35
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.649  0.211 0.084 0.170 0.610 67 29
24 Linux  10:22:36  88.261  0.093 0.079 0.171 5.469 6 30
25 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
26 unknown  1:03:11  16.476  0.208 0.067 0.216 0.216 - 0
27 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.085 0.234 0.561 216 71
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.125 0.251 0.377 129 16
29 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.065 0.124 0.254 0.633 144 55
30 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.177 0.129 0.258 0.538 85 24
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.265 0.137 0.263 0.511 152 38
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.010 0.271 0.322 1259 64
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.145 0.274 0.274 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.201 0.281 0.282 - -
35 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.088 0.309 0.620 151 47
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.256 0.102 0.340 1.089 294 220
37 Linux  0:00:00  2.057  0.272 0.091 0.350 0.628 79 22
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.520  0.082 0.057 0.363 0.363 - 0
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.318 0.073 0.375 0.682 176 54
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.392  0.233 0.088 0.571 1.652 56 60
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.124 0.575 0.911 196 66
42 Linux  0:00:00  1.554  0.099 0.042 0.650 0.699 877 43
43 unknown  0:00:00  0.390  0.172 0.129 0.680 1.062 191 73
44 unknown  0:00:00  2.558  0.127 0.026 1.357 1.490 639 85
 

Report from 1-Sep-2014 16:45 till 2-Sep-2014 16:43

Generated on 2-Sep-2014 16:48

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.