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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. 43 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  0.168 0.162 0.233 0.233 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.055 0.135 0.135 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.100 0.201 0.201 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.069 0.125 0.125 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.010 0.194 0.194 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.072 0.145 0.145 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.089 0.167 0.167 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.051 0.106 0.106 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.060 0.129 0.130 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.074 0.150 0.150 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.068 0.021 0.042 0.042 - 0
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.067 0.207 0.207 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.138 0.275 0.275 - 0
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.051 0.102 0.102 - 0
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.033 0.069 0.069 - 0
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.008 0.137 0.137 17200 1
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.049 0.099 0.100 2386 3
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.015 0.031 0.046 571 9
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.073 0.152 0.194 264 11
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.073 0.159 0.201 351 15
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.132 0.256 0.395 117 16
22 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.068 0.137 0.179 403 17
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.078 0.350 0.583 94 22
24 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.043 0.051 0.124 0.229 219 23
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.132 0.261 0.545 84 24
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.054 0.108 0.183 336 25
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.080 0.162 0.552 75 29
28 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.520  0.130 0.077 0.210 0.448 143 34
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.052 0.122 0.200 443 34
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.123 0.247 0.500 159 40
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.066 0.126 0.271 281 41
32 unknown  0:00:00  2.561  0.112 0.007 0.542 0.576 1264 43
33 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.084 0.307 0.608 154 46
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.259 0.007 0.016 0.044 1803 49
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.779  0.144 0.029 0.050 0.117 780 52
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.254 0.068 0.337 0.631 184 54
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.071 0.150 0.333 296 54
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.090 0.590 1.709 55 61
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.209 0.123 0.259 0.609 186 65
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.187 0.117 0.666 1.043 193 73
41 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.649  0.101 0.069 0.169 0.914 99 74
42 Linux  0:00:00  1.931  0.125 0.010 1.270 1.382 754 85
43 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.273 0.103 0.343 1.079 300 221
 

Report from 20-Sep-2014 18:06 till 21-Sep-2014 18:01

Generated on 21-Sep-2014 18:09

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, 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.