|2||www.netcetera.co.uk||Windows Server 2008||0:00:00||0.019||0.046||0.051||0.104||0.209|
|5||New York Internet||FreeBSD||0:00:00||0.027||0.139||0.069||0.145||0.359|
All of the top three hosting company web sites this month had the same number of failed requests – five each. The top three hosting companies are therefore ranked based on performance and the average connection times to their sites.
Datapipe was the best performing hosting company in September 2010. Datapipe has datacentres in the U.S., the U.K. and China. The company has a strong sustainability policy and powers two of its American datacentres using renewable energy. Datapipe has consistently performed well, having been in the top ten every month since last November.
This month’s second best performing hoster was UK-based Netcetera. Netcetera was founded in 1996 and provides co-location, dedicated servers and managed hosting.
The third best performing this month was Virtual Internet, also a UK-based hoster founded in 1996. The company primarily provides managed hosting services, focusing on high availability and resilience.
Six of the top ten hosting company web sites this month are running Linux.
Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of around forty 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.
From a customer’s point of view, the percentage of failed requests is more pertinent than outages on hosting companies’ own sites, as this gives a pointer to reliability of routing, and this is why we choose to rank our table by fewest failed requests, rather than shortest periods of outage.
Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.