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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 outages over the last 1 day, updated every 15 mins. 41 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 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.078 0.162 0.562 74 29
2 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.068 0.143 0.857 102 73
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.020 0.039 0.131 568 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.052 0.105 0.106 - 0
5 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.069 0.139 0.180 408 17
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.009 0.181 0.181 - 0
7 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.074 0.206 0.469 130 34
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.187 0.078 0.147 0.147 - -
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.133 0.263 0.544 85 24
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.125 0.250 0.377 128 16
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.160 0.069 0.128 0.252 328 41
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.094 0.058 0.142 0.142 - -
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.269 0.079 0.156 0.156 - 0
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.069 0.149 0.331 297 54
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.183 0.053 0.106 0.180 323 24
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.056 0.138 0.216 443 34
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.240 0.129 0.256 0.506 162 41
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.279 0.108 0.373 1.119 295 220
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.056 0.113 0.113 - -
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.089 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
22 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.025 0.052 0.052 - 0
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.052 0.121 0.121 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.141 0.224 0.266 263 11
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.125 0.258 0.616 184 66
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.084 0.176 0.176 - 0
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.055 0.109 0.109 - 0
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.177 0.119 0.674 1.054 193 73
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.284 0.012 0.026 0.059 1508 49
31 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  2.308  0.128 0.089 0.285 0.606 144 46
32 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.650  0.106 0.014 0.029 0.044 583 9
33 unknown  0:00:00  2.561  0.134 0.009 1.167 1.276 777 85
34 Linux  0:00:00  1.297  0.147 0.133 0.217 0.261 342 15
35 unknown  0:00:00  1.550  0.252 0.081 0.244 0.244 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.650  0.119 0.014 0.549 0.582 1311 43
37 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.522  0.098 0.063 0.130 0.243 205 23
38 Linux  0:00:00  2.571  0.222 0.075 0.125 0.127 1606 3
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.317 0.074 0.374 0.606 94 22
40 Linux  0:00:00  0.393  0.245 0.088 0.613 1.822 50 60
41 unknown  0:00:00  1.170  0.079 0.008 0.134 0.134 14641 1
 

Report from 29-Sep-2014 23:56 till 30-Sep-2014 23:55

Generated on 1-Oct-2014 00:01

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.