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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. 43 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  0.000  0.125 0.084 0.309 0.615 152 46
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.080 0.162 0.553 75 29
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.116 0.068 0.137 0.178 404 17
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.015 0.031 0.046 573 9
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.052 0.106 0.106 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.010 0.188 0.189 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.154 0.224 0.224 - -
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.132 0.261 0.545 84 24
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.140 0.280 0.280 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.194 0.131 0.256 0.394 117 16
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.066 0.127 0.273 279 41
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.013 1.284 1.390 791 85
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.073 0.158 0.201 346 15
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.092 0.056 0.136 0.136 - -
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.079 0.155 0.155 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.071 0.150 0.333 295 54
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.255 0.069 0.353 0.651 181 54
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.052 0.105 0.178 344 25
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.052 0.121 0.199 442 34
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.251 0.122 0.245 0.496 160 40
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.270 0.103 0.342 1.081 299 221
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.169 0.057 0.113 0.113 - -
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.066 0.021 0.042 0.042 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.049 0.099 0.100 2485 3
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.074 0.147 0.147 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.060 0.132 0.132 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.159 0.073 0.152 0.194 266 11
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.261 0.079 0.346 0.582 92 22
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.122 0.259 0.608 187 65
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.089 0.590 1.681 56 61
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.097 0.176 0.176 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.261 0.008 0.017 0.044 1767 49
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.779  0.142 0.028 0.049 0.115 792 52
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.067 0.205 0.205 - 0
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.101 0.201 0.201 - -
36 unknown  0:00:00  1.935  0.115 0.007 0.528 0.563 1221 43
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.031 0.064 0.064 - 0
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.158 0.009 0.133 0.133 17154 1
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.154 0.051 0.101 0.101 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.117 0.667 1.044 193 73
41 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.522  0.104 0.074 0.150 0.900 98 74
42 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.522  0.131 0.078 0.212 0.450 143 34
43 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.047 0.051 0.115 0.220 220 23
 

Report from 20-Sep-2014 09:55 till 21-Sep-2014 09:55

Generated on 21-Sep-2014 10:03

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.