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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 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.199 0.120 0.221 0.237 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.076 0.174 0.176 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.154 0.103 0.207 0.207 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  5.562  0.242 0.082 0.163 0.163 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.009 0.224 0.224 - 0
6 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.579  0.054 0.100 0.185 0.185 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.089 0.165 0.165 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  1.151  0.151 0.089 0.175 0.175 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.059 0.119 0.120 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.064 0.145 0.145 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.223 0.085 0.173 0.173 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.038 0.077 0.077 - 0
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.093 0.262 0.263 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.111 0.225 0.225 - 0
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.066 0.135 0.135 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.025 0.055 0.055 - 0
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.072 0.011 0.155 0.155 19463 1
18 unknown  0:00:00  1.722  0.250 0.078 0.137 0.172 86 3
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.023 0.043 0.074 280 9
20 Linux  0:00:00  1.718  0.171 0.078 0.160 0.228 166 11
21 Linux  0:00:00  2.727  0.159 0.072 0.154 0.226 207 15
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.224 0.155 0.304 0.454 109 16
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.069 0.139 0.186 351 17
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.387 0.094 0.428 0.683 82 21
25 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  3.390  0.117 0.097 0.178 0.449 87 24
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.209 0.123 0.283 0.606 74 24
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.064 0.128 0.227 259 26
28 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.074 0.153 0.531 78 30
29 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.078 0.203 0.435 147 34
30 Linux  0:00:00  3.394  0.124 0.071 0.157 0.310 228 35
31 Linux  0:00:00  6.161  0.173 0.125 0.234 0.460 180 41
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.579  0.141 0.012 0.522 0.575 772 41
33 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.086 0.175 0.466 161 47
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.304 0.012 0.033 0.082 1010 49
35 Linux  0:00:00  34.708  0.244 1.337 1.787 2.641 61 52
36 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.807  0.231 0.024 0.053 0.153 535 53
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.069 0.150 0.342 292 56
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.101 0.635 0.955 212 68
39 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.080 0.178 0.973 93 74
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.011 1.294 1.413 740 88
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.301 0.096 0.611 1.067 227 103
 

Report from 27-Nov-2014 21:26 till 28-Nov-2014 21:20

Generated on 28-Nov-2014 21:30

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.