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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 OS 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 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  1.382  0.147 0.098 0.326 0.655 141 46
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.214 0.074 0.154 0.537 77 30
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.076 0.147 0.193 363 17
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.578  0.109 0.019 0.036 0.055 476 9
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  2.721  0.117 0.010 0.183 0.183 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.223 0.106 0.192 0.196 - -
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.127 0.252 0.523 88 24
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.189 0.114 0.229 0.346 139 16
10 Linux  0:00:00  1.156  0.214 0.073 0.134 0.270 300 41
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.578  0.162 0.072 0.152 0.200 312 15
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.126 0.074 0.184 0.184 - -
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.249 0.083 0.167 0.167 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.069 0.144 0.337 289 56
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.064 0.129 0.233 231 24
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.114 0.066 0.150 0.258 321 35
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.132 0.255 0.513 157 41
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.247 0.105 0.354 0.789 240 104
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.247 0.071 0.140 0.140 - -
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.105 0.038 0.078 0.078 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  1.151  0.240 0.059 0.118 0.120 1477 3
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.080 0.078 0.152 0.152 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.072 0.154 0.154 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.465  0.144 0.075 0.151 0.194 260 11
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.323 0.085 0.392 0.662 80 21
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.923  0.183 0.111 0.231 0.554 205 66
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.349  0.282 0.102 0.613 2.061 44 64
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.145 0.078 0.154 0.154 - 0
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.336 0.009 0.024 0.058 1426 49
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.015 0.032 0.093 874 53
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.013 1.158 1.281 688 85
32 unknown  0:00:00  1.151  0.136 0.090 0.253 0.253 - 0
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.128 0.104 0.208 0.208 - -
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.580  0.111 0.014 0.504 0.540 1141 41
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.027 0.054 0.054 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  1.042  0.115 0.030 0.221 0.222 2028 1
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.095 0.073 0.145 0.145 - 0
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.923  0.201 0.105 0.905 1.242 194 66
39 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.080 0.174 0.926 96 72
40 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.578  0.158 0.084 0.221 0.473 136 34
41 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  3.628  0.103 0.079 0.156 0.378 103 23
42 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.075 0.141 0.141 - 0
 

Report from 22-Oct-2014 05:50 till 23-Oct-2014 05:46

Generated on 23-Oct-2014 05:54

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, 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.