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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 failures over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 40 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  0.269 0.012 0.042 0.097 895 49
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.013 1.239 1.358 736 88
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.014 0.215 0.215 - 0
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.018 0.035 0.048 658 9
5 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.021 0.046 0.128 655 54
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.025 0.051 0.051 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.037 0.075 0.075 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.059 0.137 0.137 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.062 0.140 0.140 - 0
10 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.064 0.129 0.129 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.066 0.155 0.263 318 35
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.069 0.144 0.184 277 11
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.070 0.156 0.198 352 15
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.074 0.172 0.183 - -
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.304 0.075 0.151 0.151 - -
16 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.215 0.078 0.156 0.538 77 30
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.086 0.078 0.153 0.153 - 0
18 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.090 0.217 0.461 141 34
19 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.055 0.092 0.177 0.177 - 0
20 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.092 0.182 0.494 149 47
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.276 0.100 0.615 1.065 230 103
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.266 0.102 0.194 0.194 - 0
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.105 0.214 0.214 - -
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.105 0.634 0.952 213 68
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.283 0.126 0.244 0.244 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.133 0.289 0.628 70 24
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.216 0.161 0.312 0.492 90 16
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.252 0.191 0.734 1.829 58 63
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.578  0.127 0.013 0.500 0.537 1109 41
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.141 0.081 0.155 0.155 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.258 0.066 0.131 0.137 503 3
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.357 0.095 0.410 0.664 83 21
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.215 0.103 0.191 0.194 - -
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.189 0.061 0.121 0.254 306 41
35 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.694  0.277 0.078 0.159 0.924 97 74
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.694  0.229 0.084 0.253 0.253 - 0
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.923  0.103 0.031 0.219 0.220 3661 1
38 FreeBSD  0:00:00  1.378  0.142 0.081 0.151 0.198 360 17
39 Linux  0:00:00  2.283  0.142 0.068 0.141 0.328 299 56
40 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  3.390  0.110 0.116 0.215 0.480 88 23
 

Report from 22-Nov-2014 20:55 till 23-Nov-2014 20:50

Generated on 23-Nov-2014 20:59

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.