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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. 40 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.
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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  0.206 0.082 0.168 0.168 - 0
2 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  1.548  0.180 0.080 0.192 0.192 - -
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.316 0.082 0.385 0.697 169 53
4 Linux  0:51:11  20.757  0.145 0.059 0.132 0.132 - 0
5 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.090 0.191 0.381 275 52
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.214 0.076 0.148 0.151 - -
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.151 0.011 0.023 0.030 1289 9
8 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.065 0.130 0.130 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.007 0.015 0.016 - -
10 unknown  0:00:00  8.537  0.222 0.127 0.233 0.233 - -
11 Linux  0:00:00  2.574  0.531 0.211 0.429 0.429 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.095 0.062 0.127 0.128 2638 3
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.064 0.128 0.128 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.116 0.266 0.551 88 25
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.129 0.067 0.181 0.181 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.311 0.023 0.049 0.049 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.381 0.012 0.208 0.387 250 45
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.063 0.144 0.231 446 39
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.100 0.199 0.339 188 26
20 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.082 0.164 0.165 - 0
21 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.585 0.018 0.041 0.110 833 58
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.207 0.051 0.248 0.277 300 9
23 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.233 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.310 0.008 0.219 0.219 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.042 0.086 0.086 - 0
26 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.074 0.150 0.396 238 59
27 Linux  0:00:00  1.297  0.350 0.016 0.229 0.229 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  3.193  0.179 0.007 0.160 0.389 168 38
29 Linux  0:00:00  5.632  0.135 0.074 0.146 0.146 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  1.554  0.121 0.009 0.192 0.192 1911 1
31 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.061 0.122 0.163 400 17
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.066 0.962 1.727 88 67
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.058 0.111 0.112 11500 15
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.083 0.330 0.615 365 104
35 Linux  0:00:00  3.065  0.159 0.008 1.775 2.496 198 142
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.779  0.314 0.009 0.174 0.174 - 0
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.264 0.082 0.166 0.166 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.910  0.250 0.011 1.476 1.579 922 95
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.552  0.215 0.023 0.579 0.601 2029 44
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.213 0.063 0.126 0.126 - 0
 

Report from 2-Sep-2015 21:21 till 3-Sep-2015 21:13

Generated on 3-Sep-2015 21:25

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, San Jose/Datapipe, Phoenix/GoDaddy, Zurich/Qube, Amsterdam/Webair, New York/New York Internet-2, Italy/Aruba-2 and Pennsylvania/INetU-3. 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.