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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 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.231 0.074 0.154 0.536 77 30
2 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.131 0.080 0.166 0.924 95 72
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.143 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.076 0.147 0.191 376 17
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.195 0.127 0.251 0.519 89 24
6 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.267 0.082 0.168 0.168 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.149 0.070 0.144 0.335 293 56
8 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.140 0.076 0.143 0.143 - 0
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.064 0.129 0.229 239 24
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.040 0.080 0.080 - 0
11 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.027 0.054 0.054 - 0
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.078 0.077 0.150 0.150 - 0
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.161 0.072 0.153 0.153 - 0
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.282 0.085 0.382 0.650 80 21
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.152 0.078 0.153 0.153 - 0
16 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  1.387  0.151 0.098 0.317 0.638 144 46
17 unknown  0:00:00  1.386  0.222 0.014 0.031 0.094 837 53
18 Linux  0:00:00  2.057  0.123 0.009 0.180 0.180 - 0
19 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.579  0.124 0.020 0.037 0.055 465 9
20 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.581  0.156 0.080 0.213 0.461 139 34
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.579  0.203 0.103 0.189 0.192 - -
22 Linux  0:00:00  1.155  0.181 0.113 0.229 0.345 141 16
23 Linux  0:00:00  1.157  0.202 0.066 0.126 0.260 304 41
24 unknown  0:00:00  0.582  0.111 0.012 1.157 1.279 696 85
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.694  0.156 0.072 0.152 0.200 315 15
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.581  0.127 0.076 0.185 0.186 - -
27 unknown  0:00:00  1.153  0.137 0.082 0.244 0.244 - 0
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.466  0.125 0.107 0.211 0.211 - -
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.582  0.116 0.032 0.508 0.544 1160 41
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.466  0.109 0.069 0.161 0.270 317 35
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.465  0.234 0.128 0.248 0.495 165 41
32 Linux  0:00:00  0.464  0.277 0.102 0.352 0.790 238 104
33 Linux  0:00:00  0.465  0.222 0.071 0.141 0.141 - -
34 Linux  0:00:00  1.157  0.246 0.060 0.119 0.120 2629 3
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.466  0.143 0.075 0.151 0.194 260 11
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.925  0.179 0.111 0.230 0.554 204 66
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.350  0.280 0.100 0.609 2.050 45 64
38 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  4.077  0.104 0.079 0.157 0.379 103 23
39 unknown  0:00:00  1.044  0.104 0.026 0.209 0.211 778 1
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.464  0.092 0.068 0.141 0.141 - 0
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.925  0.180 0.108 0.899 1.236 195 66
42 Linux  0:00:00  0.350  0.332 0.009 0.030 0.068 1273 49
 

Report from 22-Oct-2014 15:45 till 23-Oct-2014 15:42

Generated on 23-Oct-2014 15:48

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.