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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 total http time 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 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.026 0.053 0.053 - 0
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.018 0.037 0.054 486 9
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.279 0.012 0.026 0.063 1327 49
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.037 0.077 0.077 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.058 0.117 0.118 2618 3
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.059 0.121 0.121 - 0
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.065 0.130 0.130 - 0
8 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.068 0.134 0.134 - 0
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.017 0.067 0.137 741 53
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.063 0.143 0.143 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.276 0.073 0.143 0.143 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.077 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.076 0.152 0.152 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.210 0.082 0.166 0.166 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.233  0.121 0.008 0.171 0.171 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.073 0.173 0.175 - -
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.064 0.130 0.180 218 11
18 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.577  0.136 0.069 0.137 0.181 384 17
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.072 0.150 0.194 259 11
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.071 0.154 0.199 329 15
21 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.103 0.205 0.205 - -
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.462  0.120 0.024 0.206 0.206 1709 1
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.081 0.254 0.254 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.061 0.123 0.257 304 41
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.069 0.159 0.267 321 35
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.215 0.226 0.310 0.313 - -
27 Linux  0:00:00  2.283  0.141 0.067 0.143 0.332 296 56
28 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.462  0.101 0.074 0.153 0.379 101 23
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.216 0.150 0.300 0.454 106 16
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.113 0.227 0.462 173 41
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.013 0.470 0.503 1211 41
32 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.078 0.209 0.510 181 55
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.125 0.247 0.511 90 24
34 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.073 0.150 0.522 79 30
35 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.087 0.283 0.591 151 46
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.330 0.086 0.378 0.649 79 21
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.146 0.300 0.724 156 66
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.289 0.101 0.339 0.784 235 104
39 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.126 0.093 0.190 0.947 96 72
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.012 1.181 1.292 758 85
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.100 1.043 1.364 205 66
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.081 0.574 1.810 52 64
 

Report from 24-Oct-2014 18:10 till 25-Oct-2014 18:10

Generated on 25-Oct-2014 18:15

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.