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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. 42 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  0.206 0.109 0.199 0.206 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.085 0.189 0.189 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.462  0.135 0.116 0.228 0.228 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.070 0.140 0.140 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  1.375  0.151 0.010 0.191 0.191 - 0
6 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.076 0.142 0.142 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.076 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.158 0.076 0.152 0.152 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.692  0.144 0.060 0.123 0.123 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.071 0.152 0.152 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.275 0.088 0.174 0.174 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.039 0.079 0.079 - 0
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.101 0.270 0.270 - 0
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.065 0.130 0.130 - 0
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.026 0.055 0.055 - 0
16 unknown  0:45:33  10.356  0.111 0.038 0.270 0.270 2874 1
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.059 0.119 0.120 2708 3
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.019 0.037 0.057 438 9
19 Linux  0:00:00  1.376  0.163 0.072 0.151 0.197 245 11
20 Linux  0:00:00  1.716  0.180 0.087 0.181 0.233 289 15
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.123 0.238 0.360 133 16
22 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.081 0.151 0.210 280 17
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.377 0.102 0.413 0.688 78 21
24 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  2.278  0.100 0.088 0.167 0.397 99 23
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.065 0.131 0.231 237 24
26 Linux  0:00:00  2.275  0.210 0.127 0.255 0.535 85 24
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.074 0.157 0.532 79 29
28 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.462  0.135 0.078 0.205 0.441 146 34
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.066 0.150 0.259 316 35
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.064 0.130 0.270 292 41
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.242 0.115 0.231 0.475 167 41
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.577  0.098 0.016 0.504 0.542 1072 41
33 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.087 0.295 0.616 144 46
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.326 0.009 0.022 0.055 1491 49
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.015 0.032 0.088 930 53
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.069 0.145 0.334 291 55
37 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.247 0.085 0.585 1.725 56 64
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.113 0.233 0.560 202 66
39 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.577  0.132 0.088 0.180 0.968 92 72
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.347  0.189 0.111 0.733 1.085 206 73
41 unknown  0:00:00  2.275  0.107 0.022 1.209 1.326 722 85
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.101 0.345 0.789 235 104
 

Report from 21-Oct-2014 01:40 till 22-Oct-2014 01:33

Generated on 22-Oct-2014 01:43

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.