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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  0.000  0.143 0.084 0.284 0.607 144 46
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.117  0.217 0.078 0.156 0.535 78 30
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.696  0.141 0.069 0.139 0.183 380 17
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.579  0.129 0.027 0.048 0.070 392 9
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
6 Linux  0:00:00  2.057  0.111 0.009 0.210 0.210 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  1.152  0.203 0.163 0.250 0.257 - -
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.126 0.254 0.521 89 24
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.580  0.200 0.151 0.297 0.445 109 16
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.350  0.179 0.071 0.139 0.284 280 41
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.176 0.090 0.174 0.221 313 15
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.141 0.080 0.185 0.189 - -
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.694  0.211 0.082 0.167 0.167 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.068 0.148 0.339 292 56
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.064 0.130 0.230 238 24
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.233  0.114 0.067 0.158 0.271 305 35
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.465  0.249 0.111 0.228 0.476 164 41
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.233  0.289 0.101 0.346 0.798 231 104
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.270 0.081 0.153 0.153 - -
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.038 0.079 0.079 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.247 0.061 0.121 0.122 2654 3
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.098 0.090 0.173 0.173 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.067 0.147 0.147 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.079 0.160 0.205 247 11
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.295 0.091 0.388 0.656 80 21
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.205 0.143 0.295 0.715 157 66
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.249 0.082 0.570 1.775 53 63
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.080 0.156 0.156 - 0
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.292 0.012 0.029 0.070 1187 49
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.695  0.255 0.017 0.050 0.123 720 53
31 unknown  0:00:00  1.159  0.122 0.027 1.174 1.293 707 85
32 unknown  0:00:00  1.152  0.159 0.093 0.262 0.262 - 0
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.134 0.105 0.210 0.210 - -
34 unknown  0:00:00  0.233  0.117 0.048 0.526 0.585 702 41
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.026 0.053 0.053 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  1.043  0.101 0.038 0.234 0.236 689 1
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.086 0.066 0.132 0.132 - 0
38 unknown  0:00:00  0.463  0.174 0.118 0.961 1.317 184 66
39 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.085 0.174 0.927 96 72
40 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.579  0.164 0.074 0.204 0.465 158 41
41 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.927  0.134 0.105 0.192 0.444 91 23
42 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.083 0.066 0.134 0.134 - 0
 

Report from 23-Oct-2014 21:16 till 24-Oct-2014 21:14

Generated on 24-Oct-2014 21:21

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.