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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  0.323 0.009 0.022 0.055 1488 49
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.014 0.031 0.086 959 53
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.020 0.038 0.059 425 9
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.026 0.055 0.055 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.039 0.079 0.079 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.240 0.059 0.119 0.120 2713 3
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.465  0.144 0.060 0.123 0.123 - 0
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.065 0.130 0.130 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.065 0.131 0.231 237 24
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.200 0.067 0.133 0.271 296 41
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.070 0.139 0.139 - -
12 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.076 0.142 0.142 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.157 0.069 0.146 0.334 292 55
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.350  0.080 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.066 0.150 0.259 317 34
16 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.081 0.151 0.211 279 17
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.700  0.165 0.072 0.151 0.197 245 11
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.234  0.158 0.076 0.152 0.152 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.071 0.152 0.152 - 0
20 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.074 0.157 0.532 79 29
21 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  2.079  0.102 0.089 0.167 0.398 99 23
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.281 0.088 0.175 0.175 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  1.386  0.178 0.087 0.181 0.232 289 15
24 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.465  0.130 0.088 0.181 0.975 91 72
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.108 0.085 0.189 0.189 - -
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.930  0.151 0.010 0.192 0.192 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.106 0.196 0.202 - -
28 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.351  0.136 0.078 0.206 0.443 145 34
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.351  0.132 0.116 0.228 0.229 - -
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.234  0.245 0.115 0.232 0.475 167 41
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.113 0.234 0.560 202 66
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.123 0.239 0.360 133 16
33 Linux  0:00:00  1.392  0.208 0.128 0.256 0.537 85 24
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.101 0.270 0.270 - 0
35 unknown  0:45:33  7.223  0.120 0.038 0.271 0.271 4682 1
36 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.087 0.292 0.612 145 46
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.101 0.346 0.792 234 104
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.368 0.103 0.416 0.695 77 21
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.350  0.100 0.016 0.504 0.543 1063 41
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.700  0.248 0.085 0.586 1.729 56 64
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.233  0.200 0.115 0.724 1.078 207 73
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.848  0.107 0.022 1.204 1.322 718 85
 

Report from 20-Oct-2014 23:56 till 21-Oct-2014 23:53

Generated on 22-Oct-2014 00:04

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.