Hurricane Electric is the Most Reliable Hosting Company in August 2008

Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
August 1st – 31st 2008

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 www.he.net Linux  0:00:00  0.00  0.001 0.053 0.111 0.164
2 DataPipe unknown  0:00:00  0.01  0.002 0.014 0.029 0.045
3 www.godaddy.com Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.01  0.054 0.041 0.264 0.264
4 INetU unknown  0:00:00  0.01  0.038 0.044 0.237 0.383
5 New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.01  0.002 0.047 0.096 0.245
6 www.swishmail.com unknown  0:00:00  0.01  0.001 0.061 0.123 0.340
7 www.web.com Windows 2000  0:00:00  0.01  0.110 0.074 0.185 0.621
8 Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.01  0.067 0.080 0.164 0.365
9 www.datasync.com Linux  0:00:00  0.02  0.001 0.050 0.116 0.167
10 Verio Linux  0:00:00  0.02  0.067 0.076 0.152 0.152

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Hurricane Electric is the most reliable hosting company site for August 2008.

Hurricane Electric is an internet backbone and colocation provider based in Fremont, CA. The company specializes in colocation, dedicated servers, direct internet connections and web hosting using its own network, which uses multiple OC192s, OC48s and gigabit ethernet. Starting off in a garage in 1994, the company now owns serveral datacenters, including a 200,000 square foot facility in Fremont. Hurricane Electric was previously the most reliable hosting company in November 2007

Four of this month's top hosting companies run Linux on their main sites, including Hurricane Electric.

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.