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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. 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  0.000  0.274 0.071 0.328 0.564 93 22
2 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.078 0.150 0.892 99 74
3 Linux  0:00:00  1.552  0.363 0.083 0.357 0.674 170 54
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.052 0.107 0.107 - 0
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.128 0.670 1.061 185 72
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.176 0.124 0.567 0.924 176 63
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.080 0.150 0.151 - -
8 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.015 0.031 0.046 579 9
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.056 0.109 0.109 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.779  0.133 0.011 0.196 0.196 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.057 0.115 0.115 - -
12 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.103 0.210 0.210 - -
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.060 0.166 0.166 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.165 0.330 0.330 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.049 0.100 0.102 1487 3
16 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.074 0.222 0.465 140 34
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.077 0.154 0.154 - 0
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.131 0.263 0.550 83 24
19 Linux  0:00:00  1.039  0.139 0.053 0.123 0.123 - 0
20 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.027 0.055 0.055 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.650  0.150 0.069 0.144 0.332 288 54
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.055 0.140 0.222 420 34
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.127 0.257 0.516 153 40
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.125 0.250 0.376 128 16
25 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.053 0.056 0.131 0.237 216 23
26 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.018 0.038 0.111 717 52
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.068 0.204 0.204 - 0
28 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.088 0.180 0.595 71 30
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.095 0.021 0.045 0.045 - 0
30 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.089 0.277 0.599 146 47
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.519  0.171 0.074 0.153 0.194 272 11
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.075 0.077 0.150 0.150 - 0
33 unknown  0:00:00  1.548  0.061 0.012 0.146 0.146 15251 1
34 Linux  0:00:00  6.008  0.248 0.094 0.603 1.757 53 61
35 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.070 0.141 0.184 385 17
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.058 0.118 0.263 282 41
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.309 0.104 0.341 1.111 287 221
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.074 0.159 0.201 349 15
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.231 0.083 0.161 0.161 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  1.294  0.147 0.008 1.277 1.391 736 85
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.650  0.111 0.008 0.549 0.581 1362 43
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.190 0.055 0.108 0.183 335 25
 

Report from 15-Sep-2014 19:25 till 16-Sep-2014 19:22

Generated on 16-Sep-2014 19:28

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, 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.