January 1st - 31st 2008
2008 looks promising for Swishmail, with its second consecutive appearance in first place. Swishmail's US-hosted website is powered by FreeBSD, Apache and PHP and they offer a variety of professional and enterprise web hosting plans. Their core service, however, is in business mail hosting, offering businesses a quick and reliable secure electronic mail system that filters out viruses.
Five of January’s top ten hosting company sites run Linux on their main sites, while four, including Swishmail, run FreeBSD. The only Windows-based site within the top ten this month is Go Daddy’s, which runs Windows Server 2003.
Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of fifty 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.
Further information on the measurement process and current measurements are available.