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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. 44 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  0.000  0.155 0.082 0.254 0.529 148 41
2 www.bigstep.com Bigstep Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.253 0.065 0.131 0.131 - 0
3 www.swishmail.com Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.069 0.138 0.183 372 17
4 www.godaddy.com GoDaddy.com Inc Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.011 0.246 0.286 1695 68
5 www.datapipe.net Datapipe FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.103 0.017 0.036 0.053 506 9
6 www.inetu.net INetU Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.078 0.171 0.501 179 59
7 www.cwcs.co.uk CWCS Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.136 0.221 0.221 - -
8 www.kattare.com Kattare Internet Services Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.130 0.262 0.540 85 24
9 www.peer1.com www.peer1.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.014 2.029 2.144 775 89
10 www.choopa.com www.choopa.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.170 0.075 0.158 0.204 325 15
11 www.hosteurope.de Host Europe Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.070 0.150 0.150 - -
12 www.dinahosting.com www.dinahosting.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.277 0.090 0.178 0.178 - 0
13 one.com One.com unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.250 0.079 0.251 0.251 - 0
14 www.hivelocity.net Hivelocity Hosting unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.093 0.190 0.190 - -
15 www.serverbeach.com www.serverbeach.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.027 0.789 0.824 1270 45
16 www.netcetera.co.uk Netcetera Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.070 0.153 0.287 162 22
17 www.aspserveur.com Aspserveur Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.280 0.088 0.407 0.787 142 54
18 www.memset.com Memset Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.121 0.069 0.320 0.433 305 34
19 www.midphase.com Midphase Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.251 0.127 0.259 0.497 156 37
20 www.arvixe.com www.arvixe.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.278 0.101 0.330 0.677 202 70
21 www.heartinternet.co.uk Heart Internet Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.069 0.463 0.613 239 36
22 www.qubenet.net Qube Managed Services Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.106 0.036 0.073 0.073 - 0
23 www.leaseweb.com LeaseWeb unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.065 0.421 0.421 - 0
24 www.hyve.co.uk Hyve Managed Hosting Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.282 0.075 0.144 0.160 191 3
25 www.serverstack.com ServerStack Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.073 0.146 0.146 - 0
26 www.serverintellect.com Server Intellect Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.100 0.651 1.016 226 82
27 www.reliableservers.com ReliableServers.com Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.167 0.072 0.150 0.194 251 11
28 www.singlehop.com SingleHop Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.237 0.089 0.816 1.238 207 87
29 www.iWeb8.com iWeb Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.082 0.165 0.165 - 0
30 www.codero.com Codero Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.093 0.018 0.528 0.740 252 53
31 www.pair.com Pair Networks FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.463  0.218 0.082 0.170 0.595 69 29
32 www.aruba.it www.aruba.it Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.691  0.262 0.082 0.178 0.979 95 76
33 www.nyi.net New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.578  0.144 0.074 0.151 0.576 123 52
34 www.superb.net Superb Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.579  0.125 0.134 0.435 0.957 79 41
35 www.hosting4less.com Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.462  0.174 0.119 0.241 0.421 152 27
36 www.multacom.com Multacom Linux  0:00:00  1.379  0.233 0.116 0.230 0.345 141 16
37 www.webair.com Webair Internet Development FreeBSD  0:00:00  5.784  0.171 0.064 0.139 0.432 121 36
38 www.webzilla.com Webzilla FreeBSD  0:00:00  1.039  0.125 0.106 0.188 0.400 126 27
39 www.logicworks.net Logicworks Linux  0:00:00  0.694  0.151 0.072 0.146 0.298 297 45
40 www.xilo.net XILO Communications Ltd. Linux  0:00:00  0.924  0.195 0.065 0.130 0.231 223 22
41 www.iomarthosting.com Iomart Linux  0:00:00  2.400  0.110 0.088 0.187 1.143 32 30
42 krystal.co.uk krystal.co.uk Linux  0:00:00  6.181  0.129 0.129 0.229 0.229 - 0
43 www.anexia.at Anexia Linux  0:00:00  0.920  0.328 0.081 0.317 0.576 85 22
44 www.colocationamerica.com Colocation America Linux  0:00:00  0.347  0.213 0.112 1.007 1.373 250 91
Report from 23-Apr-2014 06:07 till 24-Apr-2014 06:03
Generated on 24-Apr-2014 06:13

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.