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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. 41 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  0.300 0.012 0.032 0.080 1020 49
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.022 0.042 0.084 206 9
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.807  0.223 0.024 0.053 0.151 544 53
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.177 0.025 0.055 0.055 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.038 0.077 0.077 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.059 0.119 0.119 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.064 0.128 0.227 259 26
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.066 0.136 0.136 - 0
9 unknown  0:00:00  1.720  0.254 0.078 0.137 0.172 86 3
10 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.069 0.139 0.187 344 17
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.072 0.145 0.337 292 56
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.067 0.149 0.149 - 0
13 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.227 0.075 0.155 0.536 77 30
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.011 0.156 0.156 19055 1
15 Linux  0:00:00  2.733  0.168 0.073 0.156 0.231 197 15
16 Linux  0:00:00  3.390  0.123 0.071 0.157 0.309 229 35
17 Linux  0:00:00  1.718  0.171 0.078 0.160 0.227 167 11
18 Linux  0:00:00  4.479  0.232 0.082 0.162 0.162 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.086 0.162 0.162 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.219 0.085 0.173 0.173 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.076 0.174 0.176 - -
22 Linux  0:00:00  1.378  0.149 0.089 0.175 0.175 - 0
23 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.086 0.175 0.464 162 47
24 Windows Server 2008  0:20:00  9.150  0.113 0.097 0.178 0.451 87 24
25 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.084 0.181 0.978 93 74
26 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.578  0.052 0.100 0.185 0.185 - 0
27 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.078 0.204 0.436 147 34
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.104 0.207 0.207 - -
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.580  0.195 0.115 0.219 0.235 - -
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.009 0.222 0.222 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.112 0.225 0.225 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  6.167  0.177 0.126 0.235 0.462 180 41
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.245 0.093 0.262 0.262 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.206 0.122 0.281 0.601 74 24
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.155 0.303 0.453 108 16
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.379 0.094 0.426 0.681 82 21
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.578  0.145 0.012 0.526 0.580 764 41
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.694  0.305 0.097 0.616 1.073 226 103
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.102 0.632 0.949 214 68
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.013 1.310 1.429 740 88
41 Linux  0:00:00  35.714  0.245 1.319 1.769 2.622 61 52
 

Report from 27-Nov-2014 23:55 till 28-Nov-2014 23:49

Generated on 28-Nov-2014 23:57

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.