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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. 44 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  0.171 0.166 0.241 0.242 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.062 0.162 0.162 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.520  0.081 0.057 0.363 0.364 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.136 0.090 0.168 0.168 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.063 0.116 0.116 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.055 0.130 0.130 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.649  0.214 0.075 0.159 0.159 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.077 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
12 unknown  1:03:11  16.476  0.212 0.067 0.214 0.214 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.145 0.274 0.274 - 0
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.051 0.104 0.104 - 0
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.393  0.096 0.025 0.151 0.152 2784 1
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.050 0.100 0.101 2513 3
17 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.015 0.030 0.045 581 9
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.144 0.076 0.155 0.198 258 11
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.072 0.157 0.200 346 15
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.126 0.251 0.377 129 16
21 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.073 0.143 0.184 407 17
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.282 0.069 0.331 0.556 97 22
23 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.520  0.063 0.056 0.118 0.225 216 23
24 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.166 0.128 0.258 0.538 85 24
25 Linux  0:00:00  1.554  0.180 0.053 0.108 0.182 340 25
26 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.780  0.210 0.084 0.169 0.607 67 29
27 Linux  6:33:48  73.641  0.098 0.079 0.165 2.809 11 30
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.521  0.101 0.052 0.123 0.201 442 34
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.652  0.177 0.064 0.165 0.288 282 35
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.261 0.137 0.264 0.509 153 38
31 Linux  0:00:00  1.935  0.097 0.041 0.664 0.713 877 43
32 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.088 0.299 0.612 150 47
33 unknown  0:00:00  2.305  0.141 0.016 0.034 0.091 905 52
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.070 0.148 0.339 282 54
35 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.321 0.073 0.373 0.686 172 54
36 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.126 0.257 0.638 143 55
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.392  0.232 0.088 0.571 1.668 54 60
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.014 0.278 0.329 1268 64
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.124 0.579 0.915 196 66
40 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.080 0.227 0.552 218 71
41 unknown  0:00:00  1.550  0.176 0.128 0.676 1.054 193 73
42 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.068 0.139 0.861 102 74
43 unknown  0:00:00  2.567  0.117 0.024 1.441 1.575 637 85
44 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.261 0.101 0.341 1.089 294 220
 

Report from 1-Sep-2014 23:35 till 2-Sep-2014 23:30

Generated on 2-Sep-2014 23:40

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.