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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
Click on a column heading to sort by that column, click twice to reverse order. Click the site name to see graphs of site performance. FAQ
Rank Performance graph Company site OS Outage hh:mm:ss Failed Req% DNS Connect First byte Total Kb/s size(K)
1 www.datapipe.net Datapipe FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.017 0.036 0.053 503 9
2 www.qubenet.net Qube Managed Services Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.037 0.076 0.076 - 0
3 www.xilo.net XILO Communications Ltd. Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.065 0.130 0.178 205 10
4 www.hyve.co.uk Hyve Managed Hosting Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.272 0.064 0.133 0.146 236 3
5 www.bigstep.com Bigstep Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.278 0.072 0.138 0.138 - 0
6 www.swishmail.com Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.069 0.139 0.183 378 17
7 www.webair.com Webair Internet Development FreeBSD  0:00:00  7.869  0.171 0.067 0.141 0.429 123 36
8 www.logicworks.net Logicworks Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.133 0.070 0.143 0.294 299 45
9 www.serverstack.com ServerStack Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.069 0.072 0.145 0.145 - 0
10 www.reliableservers.com ReliableServers.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.072 0.150 0.197 236 11
11 www.hosteurope.de Host Europe Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.071 0.151 0.151 - -
12 www.nyi.net New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.074 0.151 0.581 121 52
13 www.netcetera.co.uk Netcetera Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.070 0.154 0.294 155 22
14 www.webzilla.com Webzilla unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.093 0.162 0.397 114 27
15 www.choopa.com www.choopa.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.072 0.166 0.213 320 15
16 www.aruba.it www.aruba.it Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.152  0.210 0.083 0.169 0.983 93 76
17 www.pair.com Pair Networks FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.462  0.213 0.089 0.173 0.575 73 29
18 www.inetu.net INetU Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.077 0.173 0.510 175 59
19 www.dinahosting.com www.dinahosting.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.283 0.086 0.174 0.174 - 0
20 www.iomarthosting.com Iomart Linux  0:00:00  2.281  0.114 0.091 0.189 1.044 36 30
21 www.iWeb8.com iWeb Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.148 0.099 0.193 0.193 - 0
22 www.hivelocity.net Hivelocity Hosting unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.097 0.194 0.194 - -
23 krystal.co.uk krystal.co.uk Linux  0:00:00  0.461  0.134 0.108 0.197 0.197 - 0
24 www.multacom.com Multacom Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.112 0.226 0.340 142 16
25 www.godaddy.com GoDaddy.com Inc Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.010 0.238 0.273 1582 55
26 www.cwcs.co.uk CWCS Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.232 0.164 0.249 0.249 - -
27 www.rackspace.com Rackspace F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.088 0.251 0.534 143 41
28 one.com One.com unknown  0:00:00  0.462  0.266 0.080 0.253 0.253 - 0
29 www.kattare.com Kattare Internet Services Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.186 0.126 0.255 0.540 83 24
30 www.hosting4less.com Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.179 0.123 0.257 0.444 146 27
31 www.midphase.com Midphase Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.248 0.129 0.264 0.510 150 37
32 www.memset.com Memset Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.068 0.316 0.437 283 34
33 www.arvixe.com www.arvixe.com Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.274 0.101 0.327 0.671 204 70
34 www.anexia.at Anexia Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.284 0.083 0.329 0.590 83 22
35 www.aspserveur.com Aspserveur Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.290 0.096 0.412 0.748 161 54
36 www.leaseweb.com LeaseWeb unknown  0:00:00  0.462  0.197 0.065 0.431 0.431 - 0
37 www.superb.net Superb Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.127 0.433 0.942 81 41
38 www.heartinternet.co.uk Heart Internet Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.276 0.083 0.485 0.641 232 36
39 www.codero.com Codero Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.029 0.534 0.744 254 53
40 www.serverintellect.com Server Intellect Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.100 0.655 1.020 226 82
41 www.singlehop.com SingleHop Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.226 0.086 0.819 1.255 200 87
42 www.serverbeach.com www.serverbeach.com Linux  0:00:00  1.037  0.182 0.021 0.830 0.867 1229 45
43 www.colocationamerica.com Colocation America Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.181 0.113 1.005 1.368 252 91
44 www.peer1.com www.peer1.com Linux  0:00:00  1.831  0.156 0.021 2.119 2.234 775 89
Report from 24-Apr-2014 08:22 till 25-Apr-2014 08:22
Generated on 25-Apr-2014 08:27

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.