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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 failures 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 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.188 0.011 0.267 0.314 1362 63
2 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.088 0.015 0.031 0.046 580 9
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.076 0.021 0.042 0.042 - 0
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.150 0.032 1.348 1.481 638 85
5 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.058 0.051 0.116 0.221 220 23
6 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.087 0.052 0.107 0.107 - 0
7 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.166 0.052 0.106 0.179 345 25
8 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.100 0.052 0.129 0.205 449 34
9 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.071 0.054 0.392 0.392 - 0
10 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.113 0.054 0.125 0.125 - 0
11 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.201 0.055 0.111 0.111 - -
12 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.211 0.058 0.112 0.121 311 3
13 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.062 0.154 0.156 - -
14 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.111 0.069 0.353 0.580 96 22
15 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.234 0.071 0.350 0.645 183 54
16 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.058 0.072 0.144 0.144 - 0
17 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.073 0.155 0.392 227 54
18 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.168 0.074 0.159 0.203 338 15
19 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.198 0.074 0.150 0.150 - 0
20 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.208 0.074 0.131 0.131 - 0
21 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.185 0.076 0.160 0.201 268 11
22 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.179 0.081 0.156 0.156 - -
23 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.137 0.082 0.160 0.160 - 0
24 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.228 0.082 0.169 0.590 70 29
25 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.163 0.083 0.149 0.262 309 35
26 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.000  0.132 0.084 0.239 0.621 185 71
27 FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.000  0.120 0.085 0.156 0.211 303 17
28 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.242 0.096 0.580 1.801 50 61
29 F5 BIG-IP  0:00:00  0.000  0.104 0.097 0.312 0.724 115 48
30 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.274 0.104 0.344 1.078 300 220
31 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.139 0.107 0.209 0.209 - -
32 unknown  0:00:00  0.000  0.181 0.120 0.646 1.061 182 76
33 Windows Server 2012  0:00:00  0.000  0.062 0.121 0.249 0.620 147 55
34 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.175 0.123 0.566 0.896 199 66
35 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.229 0.128 0.257 0.510 149 38
36 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.180 0.132 0.259 0.389 125 16
37 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.186 0.138 0.276 0.585 77 24
38 Linux  0:00:00  0.000  0.193 0.149 0.291 0.291 - 0
39 unknown  0:00:00  0.522  0.252 0.072 0.209 0.209 - 0
40 unknown  0:00:00  0.780  0.227 0.016 0.035 0.124 587 53
41 unknown  0:00:00  0.781  0.102 0.021 0.175 0.175 18280 1
42 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  1.935  0.155 0.141 0.233 1.030 92 74
43 unknown  0:00:00  1.938  0.121 0.042 0.653 0.706 804 43
44 Linux  0:00:00  23.326  0.116 0.067 0.148 4.658 7 30
Report from 26-Aug-2014 11:00 till 27-Aug-2014 11:03
Generated on 27-Aug-2014 11:05

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.