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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. 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 Citrix Netscaler  0:00:00  1.033  0.202 0.102 0.622 0.946 209 68
2 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.096 0.188 0.497 151 47
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.082 0.161 0.537 78 30
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.021 0.046 0.133 617 54
5 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.067 0.135 0.179 379 17
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.690  0.124 0.059 0.120 0.120 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.010 0.198 0.198 - 0
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.018 0.035 0.047 711 9
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.575  0.331 0.093 0.182 0.184 - -
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.187 0.123 0.244 0.508 91 24
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.222 0.164 0.319 0.477 102 16
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.221 0.067 0.128 0.264 300 41
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.014 1.181 1.299 746 88
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.155 0.080 0.161 0.206 336 15
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.075 0.175 0.175 - -
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.083 0.169 0.169 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.139 0.068 0.153 0.342 295 56
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.065 0.151 0.260 317 35
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.111 0.225 0.225 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.576  0.280 0.099 0.597 1.040 233 103
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.287 0.076 0.153 0.153 - -
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.037 0.076 0.076 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.025 0.051 0.051 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.073 0.147 0.148 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.181 0.061 0.140 0.140 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.071 0.147 0.189 266 11
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.350 0.099 0.392 0.628 89 21
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.694  0.253 0.086 0.620 1.659 59 62
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.347  0.153 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.372 0.012 0.035 0.081 1056 49
31 unknown  0:00:00  1.148  0.240 0.083 0.251 0.251 - 0
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.165 0.105 0.213 0.213 - -
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.174 0.016 0.496 0.535 1074 41
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.285 0.058 0.116 0.117 2584 3
35 unknown  0:00:00  2.403  0.119 0.035 0.247 0.247 13324 1
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.461  0.120 0.066 0.130 0.130 - 0
37 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.690  0.129 0.087 0.181 0.955 96 74
38 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.075 0.211 0.451 142 34
39 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.463  0.124 0.082 0.170 0.421 93 23
40 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.579  0.093 0.085 0.168 0.168 - 0
 

Report from 20-Nov-2014 18:46 till 21-Nov-2014 18:47

Generated on 21-Nov-2014 18:52

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.