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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. 41 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  0.163 0.083 0.173 0.462 161 47
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.212 0.077 0.158 0.561 73 30
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.118 0.060 0.122 0.122 - 0
4 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.068 0.137 0.182 367 17
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.019 0.037 0.052 581 9
6 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.162 0.074 0.200 0.432 147 34
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.197 0.120 0.278 0.594 76 24
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.182 0.081 0.162 0.340 230 41
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.133 0.012 1.211 1.332 723 88
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.148 0.069 0.150 0.193 352 15
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.108 0.075 0.178 0.179 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.262 0.088 0.175 0.175 - 0
13 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.147 0.107 0.218 0.218 - -
14 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.138 0.013 0.499 0.549 809 41
15 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.050 0.091 0.176 0.176 - 0
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.218 0.068 0.136 0.204 236 16
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.067 0.151 0.262 314 35
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.248 0.112 0.227 0.227 - 0
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.295 0.100 0.595 1.059 223 103
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.275 0.087 0.168 0.168 - -
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.096 0.038 0.082 0.082 - 0
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.184 0.028 0.064 0.064 - 0
23 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.248 0.060 0.120 0.121 2524 3
24 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.081 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.146 0.070 0.145 0.187 269 11
26 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.380 0.101 0.413 0.670 82 21
27 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.142 0.074 0.149 0.149 - 0
28 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.085 0.018 0.163 0.164 1131 1
29 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.067 0.087 0.156 0.156 - 0
30 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.189 0.104 0.633 0.960 207 68
31 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.312 0.013 0.036 0.101 757 49
32 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.579  0.146 0.087 0.171 0.975 92 74
33 unknown  0:00:00  0.348  0.248 0.026 0.056 0.160 512 54
34 Linux  0:00:00  9.013  0.152 0.011 0.245 0.246 - 0
35 Linux  0:00:00  3.390  0.209 0.229 0.337 0.340 - -
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.230 0.153 0.304 0.467 100 16
37 unknown  0:00:00  0.232  0.267 0.083 0.258 0.258 - 0
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.577  0.159 0.069 0.152 0.348 286 56
39 Linux  0:00:00  1.831  0.148 0.071 0.151 0.151 - 0
40 Linux  0:00:00  33.420  0.246 1.123 1.581 2.445 59 51
41 Windows Server 2008  0:00:00  0.232  0.122 0.074 0.149 0.366 107 23
 

Report from 26-Nov-2014 10:25 till 27-Nov-2014 10:26

Generated on 27-Nov-2014 10:30

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.