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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
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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  0.105 0.084 0.291 0.602 151 47
2 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.068 0.143 0.854 104 74
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.235 0.063 0.116 0.117 - 0
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.119 0.073 0.142 0.183 408 17
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.122 0.014 0.277 0.327 1273 64
6 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.086 0.014 0.030 0.045 583 9
7 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.084 0.231 0.558 217 71
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.171 0.158 0.233 0.234 - -
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.204 0.141 0.270 0.270 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.130 0.256 0.382 128 16
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.141 0.072 0.157 0.200 347 15
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.123 0.066 0.166 0.166 - -
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.099 0.198 0.198 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.136 0.070 0.148 0.338 282 54
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.270 0.102 0.340 1.078 298 220
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.021 0.043 0.043 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.176 0.050 0.100 0.101 2546 3
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.084 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
19 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.069 0.125 0.257 0.637 143 55
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.055 0.130 0.130 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.076 0.155 0.198 258 11
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.123 0.581 0.915 197 66
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.074 0.051 0.104 0.104 - 0
24 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.778  0.206 0.084 0.169 0.593 69 29
25 unknown  0:00:00  2.302  0.146 0.016 0.034 0.091 912 52
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.176 0.128 0.258 0.539 85 24
27 unknown  0:00:00  0.649  0.181 0.063 0.164 0.287 284 35
28 unknown  0:00:00  2.558  0.113 0.024 1.472 1.605 640 85
29 Linux  0:00:00  0.649  0.221 0.075 0.159 0.159 - 0
30 Linux  0:00:00  1.928  0.096 0.041 0.670 0.719 879 43
31 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.520  0.061 0.056 0.120 0.226 217 23
32 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.323 0.074 0.370 0.682 173 54
33 Linux  0:00:00  1.550  0.181 0.053 0.108 0.183 338 25
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.520  0.101 0.053 0.125 0.203 441 34
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.519  0.261 0.137 0.264 0.507 155 38
36 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.206 0.056 0.112 0.112 - -
37 unknown  0:00:00  1.036  0.084 0.057 0.365 0.365 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.519  0.295 0.069 0.329 0.554 97 22
39 Linux  0:00:00  0.391  0.232 0.087 0.571 1.668 54 60
40 Linux  0:00:00  1.036  0.134 0.091 0.169 0.169 - 0
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.392  0.098 0.025 0.151 0.153 938 1
42 unknown  0:00:00  1.550  0.184 0.128 0.678 1.056 192 73
43 unknown  0:48:11  13.161  0.216 0.067 0.202 0.202 - 0
44 Linux  5:19:02  65.829  0.098 0.076 0.161 2.210 15 30
 

Report from 2-Sep-2014 02:05 till 3-Sep-2014 02:00

Generated on 3-Sep-2014 02:08

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.