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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 site description over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 41 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  0.000  0.415 0.096 0.416 0.658 87 21
2 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.462  0.115 0.080 0.163 0.934 94 72
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.059 0.121 0.121 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.101 0.764 1.090 201 66
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.079 0.161 0.161 - -
6 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.016 0.033 0.050 497 9
7 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.065 0.129 0.130 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.159 0.013 0.219 0.219 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.227 0.070 0.139 0.139 - -
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.106 0.211 0.211 - -
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.108 0.071 0.181 0.181 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.058 0.117 0.118 2640 3
13 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.075 0.205 0.513 177 55
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.134 0.077 0.153 0.153 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.118 0.238 0.494 93 24
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.062 0.140 0.140 - 0
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.190 0.033 0.065 0.065 - 0
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.288 0.008 0.024 0.057 1459 49
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.464  0.180 0.083 0.168 0.358 294 56
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.068 0.164 0.273 317 35
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.694  0.224 0.139 0.256 0.502 166 41
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.116 0.231 0.348 138 16
23 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.057 0.073 0.140 0.140 - 0
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.017 0.037 0.107 750 52
25 unknown  0:00:00  0.578  0.191 0.081 0.247 0.247 - 0
26 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.078 0.166 0.538 79 30
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.041 0.081 0.081 - 0
28 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.081 0.284 0.584 153 46
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.173 0.072 0.151 0.194 259 11
30 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.463  0.118 0.078 0.160 0.389 100 23
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.073 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.924  0.093 0.037 0.237 0.237 1862 1
33 unknown  0:00:00  8.553  0.227 0.260 0.569 1.337 42 32
34 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.579  0.155 0.071 0.138 0.182 384 17
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.067 0.131 0.269 294 41
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.281 0.097 0.447 0.889 234 104
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.072 0.156 0.200 333 15
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.084 0.170 0.170 - 0
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.099 0.012 1.182 1.293 765 85
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.022 0.495 0.529 1212 41
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.064 0.128 0.227 243 24
 

Report from 30-Oct-2014 06:51 till 31-Oct-2014 06:48

Generated on 31-Oct-2014 06:58

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.