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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. 40 sites
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Click the site name to see graphs of site performance.
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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  0.000  0.153 0.081 0.170 0.170 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.007 0.018 0.020 - -
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.146 0.220 0.221 - -
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.102 0.203 0.203 - -
5 Cisco  0:00:00  0.000  0.083 0.067 0.141 0.141 - 0
6 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.058 0.082 0.165 0.165 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.063 0.127 0.127 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.263 0.023 0.200 0.201 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.066 0.132 0.132 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.249 0.028 0.187 0.187 - 0
11 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.194 0.070 0.141 0.141 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.069 0.138 0.138 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.061 0.123 0.123 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.313 0.077 0.196 0.196 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.086 0.171 0.171 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.043 0.088 0.088 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  2.311  0.242 0.028 0.218 0.218 - 0
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.409 0.084 0.170 0.170 - 0
19 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.066 0.138 0.138 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.025 0.051 0.051 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  1.039  0.137 0.034 0.247 0.247 3817 1
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.061 0.122 0.123 2953 3
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.011 0.023 0.031 1178 9
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.052 0.228 0.258 292 9
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.101 0.202 0.302 163 16
26 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.093 0.158 0.195 450 17
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.651  0.234 0.030 0.200 0.389 98 19
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.122 0.271 0.575 83 25
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.064 0.242 0.372 302 39
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.031 0.510 0.577 653 44
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.010 0.202 0.376 257 45
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.090 0.190 0.378 247 46
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.270 0.079 0.386 0.707 165 53
34 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.254 0.019 0.042 0.126 690 58
35 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.080 0.158 0.444 219 63
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.261  0.062 0.066 1.042 1.848 83 67
37 Linux  0:00:00  1.552  0.136 0.189 2.104 2.979 84 74
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.909  0.150 0.029 1.361 1.514 624 95
39 Linux  0:22:57  18.000  0.204 0.083 0.349 0.646 350 104
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.056 0.113 0.339 527 119
 

Report from 1-Aug-2015 18:20 till 2-Aug-2015 18:15

Generated on 2-Aug-2015 18:23

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, Pennsylvania/INetU-2, San Jose/Datapipe, Phoenix/GoDaddy, Italy/Aruba, Zurich/Qube, Amsterdam/Webair and New York/New York Internet-2. 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.