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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  0.133 0.091 0.281 0.586 152 46
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.221 0.073 0.152 0.525 79 30
3 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.124 0.094 0.191 0.956 95 72
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.225 0.017 0.036 0.106 756 53
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.059 0.121 0.121 - 0
6 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.135 0.069 0.138 0.182 380 17
7 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.102 0.020 0.038 0.056 480 9
8 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.153 0.078 0.208 0.513 179 55
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.239 0.324 0.328 - -
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.122 0.245 0.510 90 24
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.217 0.151 0.301 0.456 105 16
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.190 0.062 0.125 0.259 304 41
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.101 0.012 1.185 1.304 709 85
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.071 0.154 0.198 338 15
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.074 0.172 0.174 - -
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.203 0.082 0.166 0.166 - 0
17 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.081 0.254 0.254 - 0
18 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.103 0.206 0.206 - -
19 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.130 0.013 0.472 0.507 1175 41
20 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.062 0.068 0.135 0.135 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.199 0.065 0.132 0.171 203 8
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.114 0.073 0.159 0.268 316 35
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.244 0.113 0.227 0.464 172 41
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.290 0.102 0.339 0.785 234 104
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.268 0.073 0.144 0.144 - -
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.099 0.038 0.077 0.077 - 0
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.026 0.053 0.053 - 0
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.238 0.058 0.117 0.119 1674 3
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.079 0.074 0.148 0.148 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.063 0.143 0.143 - 0
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.073 0.151 0.194 258 11
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.323 0.087 0.378 0.649 79 21
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.205 0.145 0.298 0.720 157 66
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.231 0.083 0.575 1.845 51 64
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.076 0.153 0.153 - 0
36 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.097 0.064 0.130 0.130 - 0
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.099 1.045 1.363 208 66
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.287 0.012 0.026 0.063 1312 49
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.693  0.125 0.008 0.170 0.170 - 0
40 Linux  0:00:00  2.841  0.144 0.068 0.141 0.330 297 56
41 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.463  0.099 0.075 0.154 0.380 101 23
42 unknown  0:00:00  0.694  0.111 0.020 0.207 0.208 1731 1
 

Report from 24-Oct-2014 22:06 till 25-Oct-2014 22:03

Generated on 25-Oct-2014 22:09

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.