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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  0.577  0.210 0.112 0.198 0.204 - -
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.129 0.082 0.188 0.194 - -
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.108 0.213 0.213 - -
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.249 0.071 0.142 0.142 - -
5 Linux  0:00:00  1.376  0.130 0.010 0.201 0.201 - 0
6 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.462  0.128 0.066 0.134 0.134 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.090 0.172 0.172 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.076 0.151 0.151 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.060 0.121 0.121 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.067 0.146 0.146 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.247 0.082 0.169 0.169 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.044 0.084 0.084 - 0
13 unknown  0:00:00  2.278  0.157 0.093 0.260 0.260 - 0
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.462  0.091 0.069 0.135 0.135 - 0
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.025 0.054 0.054 - 0
16 unknown  0:00:00  1.379  0.102 0.023 0.213 0.215 479 1
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.234 0.062 0.122 0.123 2596 3
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.347  0.138 0.024 0.044 0.067 384 9
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.085 0.167 0.213 246 11
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.084 0.172 0.224 290 15
21 Linux  0:00:00  1.148  0.188 0.129 0.255 0.380 129 16
22 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.070 0.140 0.183 381 17
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.283 0.091 0.385 0.652 80 21
24 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  1.831  0.109 0.108 0.197 0.452 90 23
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.192 0.124 0.250 0.521 88 24
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.064 0.129 0.229 238 24
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.463  0.220 0.078 0.156 0.538 78 30
28 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.074 0.204 0.448 141 34
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.101 0.066 0.156 0.263 320 35
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.185 0.070 0.138 0.279 290 41
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.920  0.247 0.113 0.230 0.476 165 41
32 unknown  0:00:00  1.037  0.115 0.033 0.508 0.547 1045 41
33 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.084 0.288 0.599 149 46
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.307 0.010 0.030 0.071 1204 49
35 unknown  0:00:00  2.050  0.237 0.015 0.032 0.099 788 53
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.347  0.148 0.070 0.144 0.335 294 56
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.245 0.083 0.570 1.746 54 63
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.922  0.174 0.115 0.919 1.269 188 66
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.122 0.251 0.607 185 66
40 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.577  0.134 0.084 0.171 0.931 95 72
41 unknown  0:00:00  1.718  0.099 0.012 1.171 1.290 714 85
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.295 0.102 0.357 0.803 234 104
 

Report from 23-Oct-2014 07:06 till 24-Oct-2014 07:03

Generated on 24-Oct-2014 07:06

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.