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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  0.155 0.100 0.312 0.631 145 46
2 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.200 0.024 0.044 0.107 827 52
3 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.073 0.143 0.184 403 17
4 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.013 0.186 0.186 - 0
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.128 0.252 0.379 128 16
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.260 0.090 0.171 0.171 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.156 0.053 0.135 0.221 403 34
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.275 0.100 0.352 1.087 300 221
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.239 0.058 0.115 0.115 - -
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.089 0.167 0.167 - 0
12 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.652  0.230 0.077 0.158 0.555 74 29
13 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.926  0.099 0.069 0.142 0.846 105 74
14 Linux  0:00:00  6.658  0.135 0.055 0.109 0.109 - 0
15 FreeBSD  0:00:00  1.548  0.128 0.014 0.030 0.045 573 9
16 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  13.647  0.193 0.087 0.232 0.472 142 34
17 Linux  0:00:00  3.181  0.247 0.096 0.167 0.167 - -
18 Linux  0:00:00  2.567  0.208 0.132 0.261 0.542 85 24
19 Linux  0:00:00  6.227  0.187 0.059 0.132 0.254 293 36
20 unknown  0:00:00  5.632  0.157 0.008 1.195 1.308 746 85
21 Linux  0:00:00  4.408  0.204 0.074 0.161 0.206 330 15
22 Linux  0:00:00  3.073  0.163 0.055 0.137 0.138 - -
23 unknown  0:00:00  6.000  0.282 0.074 0.214 0.214 - 0
24 unknown  0:00:00  2.065  0.145 0.099 0.197 0.197 - -
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.522  0.146 0.069 0.146 0.334 288 54
26 unknown  0:00:00  4.563  0.173 0.012 0.556 0.606 858 43
27 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  5.038  0.064 0.055 0.117 0.222 219 23
28 Linux  0:00:00  2.554  0.317 0.069 0.340 0.632 185 54
29 Linux  0:00:00  2.065  0.231 0.053 0.106 0.180 336 25
30 Linux  0:00:00  1.554  0.280 0.120 0.242 0.489 163 40
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.223 0.024 0.053 0.053 - 0
32 Linux  0:00:00  2.571  0.205 0.049 0.099 0.100 2501 3
33 Linux  0:00:00  1.556  0.102 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
34 Linux  0:00:00  3.453  0.112 0.052 0.121 0.122 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  6.000  0.210 0.082 0.163 0.206 257 11
36 Linux  0:00:00  1.940  0.254 0.069 0.349 0.572 98 22
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.392  0.250 0.085 0.592 1.895 47 62
38 unknown  0:00:00  5.514  0.111 0.007 0.137 0.138 20449 1
39 unknown  0:00:00  3.061  0.088 0.053 0.106 0.106 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.779  0.216 0.120 0.657 1.028 196 73
41 Linux  0:00:00  1.556  0.371 0.012 0.023 0.052 1679 49
42 Linux  0:35:11  10.577  0.228 0.123 0.255 0.607 186 65
 

Report from 23-Sep-2014 02:37 till 24-Sep-2014 02:33

Generated on 24-Sep-2014 02:42

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.