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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. 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 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  7.985  0.139 0.086 0.221 0.221 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.206 0.287 0.288 - -
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.080 0.177 0.177 - -
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.091 0.182 0.182 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.009 0.181 0.181 - 0
6 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.084 0.169 0.169 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.064 0.131 0.131 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.101 0.189 0.189 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.945  0.314 0.067 0.138 0.138 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.065 0.068 0.137 0.137 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.309 0.066 0.132 0.132 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  1.348  0.134 0.075 0.144 0.144 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.061 0.125 0.125 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.070 0.160 0.160 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.083 0.168 0.168 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.083 0.046 0.091 0.091 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.640 0.093 0.184 0.184 - 0
18 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.055 0.222 0.222 - 0
19 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.064 0.128 0.129 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.210 0.087 0.163 0.163 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.812  0.245 0.025 0.062 0.062 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.010 0.163 0.163 22039 1
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.220 0.066 0.130 0.133 1380 3
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.012 0.025 0.033 1055 9
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.105 0.210 0.315 155 16
26 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.064 0.133 0.168 475 17
27 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.678  0.092 0.065 0.135 0.333 124 24
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.120 0.267 0.579 81 25
29 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  3.183  0.116 0.091 0.235 0.575 90 31
30 FreeBSD  0:00:00  1.877  0.265 0.098 0.210 0.709 68 34
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.065 0.146 0.261 322 37
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.677  0.178 0.103 0.203 0.393 200 38
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.010 0.535 0.565 1365 41
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.293 0.006 0.219 0.485 170 45
35 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  1.080  0.138 0.074 0.146 0.409 203 53
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.811  0.303 0.093 0.421 0.748 167 55
37 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.946  0.185 0.039 0.078 0.266 307 57
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.074 0.150 0.329 322 58
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.063 0.522 1.333 83 67
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.946  0.152 0.011 1.289 1.403 762 87
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.811  0.267 0.099 0.582 0.922 310 105
 

Report from 28-Mar-2015 04:06 till 29-Mar-2015 03:03

Generated on 29-Mar-2015 03:07

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, Phoenix/GoDaddy, Italy/Aruba, 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.