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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. 44 sites
Click on a column heading to sort by that column, click twice to reverse order. Click the site name to see graphs of site performance. FAQ
Rank Performance graph Company site OS Outage hh:mm:ss Failed Req% DNS Connect First byte Total Kb/s size(K)
1 www.datapipe.net Datapipe FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.017 0.035 0.052 511 9
2 www.qubenet.net Qube Managed Services Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.036 0.074 0.074 - 0
3 www.bigstep.com Bigstep Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.076 0.144 0.144 - 0
4 www.hosteurope.de Host Europe Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.110 0.070 0.147 0.147 - -
5 www.serverstack.com ServerStack Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.076 0.148 0.148 - 0
6 www.iWeb8.com iWeb Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.082 0.164 0.164 - 0
7 www.dinahosting.com www.dinahosting.com Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.246 0.086 0.174 0.174 - 0
8 www.swishmail.com Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.069 0.139 0.183 377 17
9 krystal.co.uk krystal.co.uk Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.092 0.185 0.185 - 0
10 www.hyve.co.uk Hyve Managed Hosting Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.089 0.161 0.187 113 3
11 www.cwcs.co.uk CWCS Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.221 0.110 0.192 0.192 - -
12 www.hivelocity.net Hivelocity Hosting unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.096 0.193 0.193 - -
13 www.reliableservers.com ReliableServers.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.071 0.149 0.193 249 11
14 www.choopa.com www.choopa.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.071 0.154 0.200 328 15
15 www.xilo.net XILO Communications Ltd. Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.064 0.129 0.231 230 23
16 one.com One.com unknown  0:00:00  3.608  0.232 0.083 0.254 0.254 - 0
17 www.logicworks.net Logicworks Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.069 0.146 0.280 262 35
18 www.netcetera.co.uk Netcetera Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.062 0.068 0.148 0.286 156 22
19 www.godaddy.com GoDaddy.com Inc Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.010 0.272 0.316 1767 78
20 www.webzilla.com Webzilla unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.068 0.137 0.329 140 27
21 www.multacom.com Multacom Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.112 0.231 0.346 141 16
22 www.memset.com Memset Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.066 0.289 0.394 325 34
23 www.leaseweb.com LeaseWeb unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.207 0.066 0.403 0.403 - 0
24 www.webair.com Webair Internet Development FreeBSD  0:00:00  10.150  0.166 0.064 0.137 0.441 117 36
25 www.hosting4less.com Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.123 0.249 0.447 137 27
26 www.midphase.com Midphase Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.127 0.258 0.493 158 37
27 www.inetu.net INetU Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.077 0.173 0.503 178 59
28 www.rackspace.com Rackspace F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.694  0.149 0.081 0.243 0.510 152 41
29 www.kattare.com Kattare Internet Services Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.190 0.126 0.259 0.544 83 24
30 www.nyi.net New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.069 0.145 0.559 126 52
31 www.pair.com Pair Networks FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.084 0.165 0.566 73 29
32 www.heartinternet.co.uk Heart Internet Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.079 0.466 0.617 238 36
33 www.anexia.at Anexia Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.323 0.085 0.361 0.624 83 22
34 www.arvixe.com www.arvixe.com Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.256 0.101 0.323 0.663 207 70
35 www.codero.com Codero Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.027 0.519 0.726 259 54
36 www.serverbeach.com www.serverbeach.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.024 0.714 0.750 1256 45
37 www.aspserveur.com Aspserveur Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.294 0.098 0.439 0.910 115 54
38 www.aruba.it www.aruba.it Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  2.718  0.199 0.080 0.172 0.956 97 76
39 www.superb.net Superb Internet unknown  0:00:00  0.694  0.141 0.131 0.416 0.974 74 41
40 www.iomarthosting.com Iomart Linux  0:00:00  1.152  0.122 0.081 0.167 1.009 36 30
41 www.serverintellect.com Server Intellect Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.063 0.099 0.652 1.015 227 82
42 www.singlehop.com SingleHop Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.087 0.812 1.248 201 87
43 www.colocationamerica.com Colocation America Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.115 1.011 1.373 252 91
44 www.peer1.com www.peer1.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.025 1.740 1.847 832 89
Report from 20-Apr-2014 12:50 till 21-Apr-2014 12:45
Generated on 21-Apr-2014 12:53

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.