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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 body size over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 40 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  0.222 0.142 0.231 0.235 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.107 0.070 0.166 0.166 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.464  0.156 0.108 0.217 0.217 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  1.151  0.277 0.078 0.156 0.156 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.806  0.132 0.016 0.231 0.231 - 0
6 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.065 0.092 0.181 0.181 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.083 0.076 0.150 0.150 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.140 0.077 0.154 0.154 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.063 0.124 0.124 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.062 0.140 0.140 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.093 0.180 0.180 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.037 0.078 0.078 - 0
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.229 0.084 0.258 0.258 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.286 0.115 0.229 0.229 - 0
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.464  0.087 0.065 0.130 0.130 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.168 0.025 0.092 0.092 - 0
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.030 0.215 0.215 15165 1
18 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.258 0.058 0.115 0.116 2637 3
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.086 0.018 0.035 0.048 652 9
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.068 0.142 0.183 276 11
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.159 0.069 0.150 0.192 356 15
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.221 0.167 0.316 0.477 101 16
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.073 0.153 0.203 335 17
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.367 0.098 0.422 0.676 83 21
25 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  2.281  0.118 0.104 0.199 0.463 88 23
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.196 0.129 0.286 0.618 72 24
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.223 0.082 0.166 0.550 77 30
28 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.152  0.125 0.075 0.201 0.431 149 34
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.138 0.065 0.148 0.256 320 35
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.190 0.061 0.121 0.257 299 41
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.135 0.016 0.508 0.550 972 41
32 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.093 0.185 0.475 161 47
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.695  0.302 0.013 0.046 0.100 916 49
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.024 0.052 0.149 553 54
35 Linux  0:00:00  1.153  0.143 0.068 0.144 0.334 294 56
36 Linux  0:00:00  16.667  0.243 0.343 0.858 1.938 57 61
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.102 0.619 0.947 207 68
38 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.270 0.078 0.160 0.922 98 74
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.013 1.239 1.360 724 88
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.277 0.099 0.672 1.117 232 103
 

Report from 23-Nov-2014 14:55 till 24-Nov-2014 14:50

Generated on 24-Nov-2014 14:57

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.