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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 name over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 44 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  0.091 0.055 0.126 0.126 - 0
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.238 0.072 0.240 0.240 - 0
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.332 0.074 0.330 0.555 97 22
4 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.069 0.163 0.867 105 74
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.241 0.100 0.335 1.067 301 220
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.073 0.344 0.639 183 54
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.217 0.055 0.108 0.108 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.074 0.159 0.202 340 15
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.117 0.672 1.040 209 77
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.123 0.568 0.899 199 66
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.100 0.171 0.172 - -
12 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.090 0.015 0.030 0.046 548 9
13 Linux  0:00:00  1.292  0.249 0.075 0.152 0.152 - 0
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.052 0.104 0.104 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  1.544  0.111 0.011 0.287 0.334 1362 64
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
17 unknown  0:41:21  12.322  0.121 0.099 0.199 0.199 - -
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.060 0.142 0.142 - -
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.135 0.265 0.265 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.050 0.100 0.101 2523 3
21 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.078 0.230 0.556 217 71
22 Linux  2:23:50  83.071  0.101 0.074 0.153 11.297 3 30
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.085 0.162 0.162 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.128 0.257 0.535 85 24
25 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.054 0.384 0.384 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.074 0.150 0.335 290 54
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.052 0.121 0.198 448 34
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.124 0.254 0.501 151 38
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.130 0.255 0.381 129 16
30 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.038 0.051 0.120 0.226 218 23
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.078 0.156 0.395 221 53
32 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.080 0.167 0.576 72 29
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.107 0.021 1.359 1.485 674 85
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.022 0.045 0.045 - 0
35 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.084 0.312 0.622 151 47
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.073 0.153 0.196 264 11
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.519  0.101 0.020 0.597 0.645 903 43
38 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.056 0.122 0.250 0.623 146 55
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.076 0.149 0.149 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  1.550  0.090 0.019 0.141 0.141 16428 1
41 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.086 0.561 1.725 50 59
42 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.069 0.138 0.180 399 17
43 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.128 0.062 0.160 0.278 296 35
44 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.056 0.109 0.188 321 25
Report from 29-Aug-2014 04:10 till 30-Aug-2014 04:06
Generated on 30-Aug-2014 04:12

Note: Outage times display the minimum outage time which may understate each outage by up to 15 minutes, which is the sampling frequency.

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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.