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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. 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  0.154 0.087 0.290 0.622 140 46
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.202 0.075 0.159 0.540 77 29
3 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.248 0.014 0.031 0.085 971 52
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.076 0.144 0.144 - 0
5 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.089 0.166 0.227 272 17
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.013 0.195 0.195 - 0
7 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.021 0.039 0.059 442 9
8 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.090 0.228 0.481 135 34
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.214 0.090 0.179 0.187 - -
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.178 0.131 0.249 0.380 124 16
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.067 0.134 0.274 290 41
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.082 0.166 0.215 305 15
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.115 0.082 0.186 0.187 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.291 0.096 0.186 0.186 - 0
15 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.126 0.343 0.343 - 0
16 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.125 0.116 0.229 0.229 - -
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.164 0.095 0.174 0.368 280 54
18 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.079 0.145 0.145 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.196 0.067 0.134 0.215 230 19
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.066 0.150 0.259 316 34
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.230 0.070 0.139 0.139 - -
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.046 0.090 0.090 - 0
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.026 0.057 0.057 - 0
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.246 0.072 0.137 0.138 2666 3
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.075 0.157 0.157 - 0
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.073 0.152 0.197 252 11
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.371 0.137 0.465 0.772 70 21
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.118 0.242 0.579 196 66
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.112 0.069 0.134 0.134 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.312 0.009 0.022 0.055 1496 49
32 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.149  0.132 0.100 0.206 1.043 86 72
33 Linux  0:00:00  1.720  0.198 0.130 0.258 0.537 85 24
34 unknown  0:00:00  1.147  0.111 0.016 1.165 1.293 663 85
35 unknown  0:00:00  0.577  0.102 0.013 0.483 0.527 940 41
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.348  0.235 0.115 0.232 0.484 162 41
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.922  0.240 0.102 0.361 0.809 233 104
38 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.245 0.085 0.581 1.721 56 64
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.463  0.156 0.076 0.153 0.153 - 0
40 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  1.375  0.102 0.078 0.156 0.385 100 23
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.348  0.204 0.127 0.682 1.063 198 76
42 unknown  0:45:33  10.054  0.141 0.027 0.255 0.255 4695 1
 

Report from 20-Oct-2014 16:41 till 21-Oct-2014 16:43

Generated on 21-Oct-2014 16:48

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.