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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
Click on a column heading to sort by that column, click twice to reverse order. Click the site name to see graphs of site performance. FAQ
Rank Performance graph Company site OS Outage hh:mm:ss Failed Req% DNS Connect First byte Total Kb/s size(K)
1 www.rackspace.com Rackspace F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.692  0.116 0.086 0.309 0.608 154 46
2 www.pair.com Pair Networks FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.206 0.076 0.158 0.538 78 29
3 www.swishmail.com Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.078 0.152 0.198 365 17
4 www.datapipe.net Datapipe FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.117 0.021 0.041 0.061 440 9
5 www.bigstep.com Bigstep Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.266 0.060 0.121 0.121 - 0
6 www.godaddy.com GoDaddy.com Inc Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.009 0.283 0.332 1414 70
7 www.cwcs.co.uk CWCS Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.159 0.250 0.255 - -
8 www.kattare.com Kattare Internet Services Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.120 0.241 0.502 91 24
9 www.hosting4less.com Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.118 0.237 0.416 152 27
10 www.multacom.com Multacom Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.119 0.233 0.347 143 16
11 www.webair.com Webair Internet Development Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.076 0.148 0.288 250 35
12 www.choopa.com www.choopa.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.081 0.168 0.216 313 15
13 www.hosteurope.de Host Europe Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.071 0.168 0.169 - -
14 www.dinahosting.com www.dinahosting.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.236 0.090 0.182 0.182 - 0
15 www.logicworks.net Logicworks Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.124 0.070 0.146 0.333 288 54
16 www.aspserveur.com Aspserveur Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.288 0.089 0.403 0.743 159 54
17 www.xilo.net XILO Communications Ltd. Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.067 0.131 0.232 249 25
18 www.memset.com Memset Linux  0:00:00  1.378  0.116 0.065 0.222 0.328 323 34
19 www.midphase.com Midphase Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.216 0.123 0.245 0.508 165 43
20 www.arvixe.com www.arvixe.com Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.266 0.101 0.344 1.094 290 218
21 www.heartinternet.co.uk Heart Internet Linux  0:00:00  0.922  0.205 0.067 0.135 0.135 - -
22 www.qubenet.net Qube Managed Services Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.091 0.034 0.070 0.070 - 0
23 www.iomarthosting.com Iomart Linux  0:00:00  44.099  0.101 0.080 0.176 7.499 4 31
24 www.hyve.co.uk Hyve Managed Hosting Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.191 0.062 0.123 0.125 1410 3
25 www.serverstack.com ServerStack Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.070 0.140 0.140 - 0
26 krystal.co.uk krystal.co.uk Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.067 0.151 0.151 - 0
27 www.reliableservers.com ReliableServers.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.080 0.161 0.207 246 11
28 www.anexia.at Anexia Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.105 0.419 0.707 76 22
29 www.colocationamerica.com Colocation America Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.110 1.012 1.383 246 91
30 www.singlehop.com SingleHop Linux  0:00:00  0.347  0.227 0.084 0.531 1.534 59 59
31 www.nyi.net New York Internet unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.232 0.019 0.040 0.111 736 53
32 www.peer1.com www.peer1.com unknown  0:00:00  2.275  0.102 0.014 1.418 1.519 861 87
33 one.com One.com unknown  0:17:12  4.916  0.157 0.081 0.249 0.249 - 0
34 www.hivelocity.net Hivelocity Hosting unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.109 0.093 0.187 0.187 - -
35 www.serverbeach.com www.serverbeach.com unknown  0:00:00  1.151  0.111 0.016 0.574 0.609 1244 43
36 www.leaseweb.com LeaseWeb unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.069 0.408 0.408 - 0
37 www.everycity.co.uk EveryCity unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.070 0.069 0.140 0.140 - 0
38 www.codero.com Codero unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.104 0.483 1.421 76 71
39 www.aruba.it Aruba Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.084 0.170 0.997 89 74
40 www.inetu.net INetU Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.073 0.217 0.557 208 71
41 www.netcetera.co.uk Netcetera Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.051 0.070 0.159 0.292 171 23
42 www.serverintellect.com Server Intellect Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.056 0.109 0.225 0.559 163 55
Report from 27-Jul-2014 20:26 till 28-Jul-2014 20:27
Generated on 28-Jul-2014 20:31

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.