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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 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.077 0.158 0.403 239 59
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.070 0.141 0.141 - 0
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.597 0.018 0.041 0.111 828 57
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.061 0.122 0.164 398 17
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.059 0.122 0.122 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.007 0.018 0.018 - -
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.012 0.024 0.031 1273 9
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.124 0.066 0.136 0.136 - -
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.214 0.070 0.146 0.146 - -
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.118 0.269 0.552 89 25
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.098 0.196 0.333 194 27
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.209 0.054 0.108 0.109 11466 15
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.243 0.009 1.463 1.565 931 95
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.907  0.290 0.012 0.164 0.164 - 0
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.303 0.008 0.206 0.206 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.315 0.083 0.167 0.167 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.050 0.236 0.265 300 9
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.025 0.564 0.583 2249 44
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.314 0.078 0.389 0.709 165 53
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.217 0.063 0.126 0.126 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.064 0.231 0.319 446 39
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.649  0.162 0.083 0.329 0.614 364 104
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.043 0.088 0.088 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.306 0.023 0.056 0.056 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.066 0.133 0.133 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.127 0.067 0.177 0.177 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.652  0.310 0.008 0.155 0.155 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.082 0.165 0.165 - 0
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.011 0.171 0.354 154 28
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.115 0.010 0.160 0.160 15226 1
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.516 0.203 0.446 0.446 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  1.034  0.161 0.011 1.759 2.465 197 139
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.357 0.018 0.228 0.420 233 45
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.066 0.939 1.697 88 67
35 unknown  0:00:00  3.081  0.199 0.100 0.211 0.211 - -
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.061 0.124 0.126 1946 3
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.065 0.131 0.131 - 0
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.090 0.190 0.377 262 49
39 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.172 0.085 0.180 0.180 - -
40 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.652  0.084 0.082 0.166 0.166 - 0
 

Report from 30-Aug-2015 17:46 till 31-Aug-2015 17:42

Generated on 31-Aug-2015 17:47

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, San Jose/Datapipe, Phoenix/GoDaddy, Zurich/Qube, Amsterdam/Webair, New York/New York Internet-2, Italy/Aruba-2 and Pennsylvania/INetU-3. 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.