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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 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.084 0.222 0.222 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.098 0.179 0.179 - -
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.069 0.159 0.160 - -
4 unknown  0:00:00  5.967  0.139 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  3.390  0.240 0.074 0.147 0.147 - -
6 Linux  0:00:00  3.933  0.119 0.011 0.194 0.194 - 0
7 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.080 0.160 0.161 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.064 0.128 0.128 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  2.064  0.188 0.073 0.144 0.144 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  3.928  0.320 0.069 0.138 0.138 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  2.062  0.076 0.078 0.151 0.151 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  2.288  0.312 0.070 0.140 0.140 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  2.841  0.135 0.080 0.157 0.157 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  4.682  0.124 0.061 0.126 0.126 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.063 0.150 0.150 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  3.933  0.166 0.082 0.165 0.165 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.036 0.073 0.073 - 0
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.262 0.092 0.180 0.180 - 0
19 unknown  0:00:00  5.327  0.209 0.080 0.242 0.242 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  1.724  0.228 0.080 0.162 0.162 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  2.730  0.251 0.114 0.230 0.230 - 0
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.082 0.062 0.125 0.125 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  2.730  0.141 0.025 0.054 0.054 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  1.722  0.114 0.027 0.210 0.210 25319 1
25 unknown  0:00:00  3.390  0.217 0.064 0.131 0.132 1777 3
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.015 0.031 0.043 715 9
27 Linux  0:00:00  3.171  0.184 0.133 0.249 0.362 144 16
28 FreeBSD  0:00:00  2.730  0.123 0.069 0.139 0.182 390 17
29 Linux  0:00:00  2.730  0.205 0.130 0.292 0.619 73 24
30 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  3.401  0.116 0.076 0.150 0.359 114 24
31 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.079 0.214 0.434 135 30
32 FreeBSD  0:00:00  3.171  0.212 0.079 0.158 0.572 78 32
33 Linux  0:00:00  2.286  0.118 0.064 0.144 0.265 314 38
34 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  2.838  0.174 0.102 0.689 0.902 189 40
35 Linux  0:00:00  2.062  0.120 0.021 0.487 0.540 778 41
36 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  3.175  0.137 0.070 0.142 0.359 200 43
37 Linux  0:00:00  1.837  0.265 0.008 0.031 0.067 1390 49
38 Linux  0:00:00  3.937  0.283 0.086 0.427 0.751 171 55
39 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.035 0.071 0.224 375 57
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.072 0.160 0.360 288 58
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.064 0.490 1.362 77 67
42 Linux  0:00:00  2.730  0.127 0.022 1.149 1.281 663 87
43 Linux  0:00:00  7.119  0.270 0.100 0.590 0.956 287 105
 

Report from 27-Feb-2015 12:20 till 28-Feb-2015 12:15

Generated on 28-Feb-2015 12:23

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, 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.