Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in November 2009

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.025  0.391 0.020 0.040 0.104
2 Verio Linux  0:00:00  0.025  0.380 0.087 0.176 0.176
3 www.hosteurope.de Linux  0:00:00  0.030  0.294 0.116 0.614 1.066
4 www.dinahosting.com Linux  0:00:00  0.030  0.488 0.121 0.244 0.244
5 DataPipe unknown  0:00:00  0.035  0.265 0.023 0.047 0.047
6 iWeb Technologies Linux  0:00:00  0.035  0.164 0.041 0.084 0.084
7 www.hostway.com Linux  0:00:00  0.040  0.608 0.006 0.012 0.037
8 New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.040  0.385 0.019 0.044 0.113
9 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.040  0.453 0.076 0.155 0.363
10 www.aplus.net Linux  0:00:00  0.045  0.327 0.057 0.267 0.301

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In November, Swishmail and Verio had the most reliable hosting company sites.

Swishmail is a New York based company that specialises in business email hosting. The company also offers several web hosting plans, all of which include access to a webmail client and shared calendars.

Verio is an NTT Communications company, using a distributed network of OEM and viaVerio channel partners to provide web hosting and SaaS applications. In September, Verio was named as the winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program.

Six of the most reliable hosting company sites in November were running Linux, including Verio, while both Swishmail and New York Internet were using FreeBSD. Netcetera provided the only Windows presence in November, with its site being served by Microsoft IIS 6.0 on 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.