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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. 43 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  0.089 0.019 0.034 0.049 575 9
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.020 0.043 0.115 729 52
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.026 0.049 0.049 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.033 0.062 0.062 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.009 0.062 0.144 602 49
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.049 0.099 0.101 1665 3
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.052 0.106 0.106 - 0
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.080 0.054 0.110 0.110 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.059 0.123 0.200 325 25
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.190 0.061 0.123 0.123 - -
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.057 0.127 0.127 - 0
12 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.046 0.052 0.128 0.238 210 23
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.062 0.134 0.230 357 34
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.391  0.058 0.007 0.135 0.135 10720 1
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.073 0.143 0.186 391 17
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.059 0.146 0.146 - -
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.073 0.148 0.148 - 0
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.071 0.153 0.340 289 54
19 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.552  0.101 0.072 0.154 0.858 105 74
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.063 0.154 0.287 291 38
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.076 0.155 0.197 266 11
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.075 0.156 0.156 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.649  0.164 0.074 0.160 0.203 344 15
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.128 0.082 0.161 0.161 - 0
25 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.215 0.087 0.173 0.580 73 30
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.106 0.180 0.180 - -
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.011 0.185 0.185 - 0
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.099 0.203 0.203 - -
29 unknown  0:00:00  1.295  0.178 0.075 0.209 0.209 - 0
30 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.076 0.215 0.455 142 34
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.126 0.256 0.526 148 40
32 Linux  0:00:00  1.548  0.205 0.131 0.263 0.551 83 24
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.123 0.265 0.629 178 65
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.651  0.202 0.142 0.270 0.397 128 16
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.141 0.274 0.274 - 0
36 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  2.311  0.128 0.090 0.281 0.592 150 47
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.069 0.318 0.621 179 54
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.069 0.326 0.551 97 22
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.274 0.100 0.344 1.091 296 221
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.140 0.008 0.560 0.586 1636 43
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.269 0.096 0.613 1.706 56 61
42 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.119 0.657 1.031 194 73
43 unknown  0:00:00  1.292  0.138 0.012 1.277 1.387 766 85
 

Report from 17-Sep-2014 05:36 till 18-Sep-2014 05:34

Generated on 18-Sep-2014 05:40

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.