Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2010

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 New York Internet FreeBSD 0.000 0.105 0.065 0.140 0.369
2 INetU FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.006 0.107 0.082 0.193 0.534
3 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.009 0.058 0.034 0.070 0.102
4 Multacom FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.012 0.079 0.059 0.119 0.294
5 www.navisite.com Windows Server 2003 0:00:00 0.012 0.146 0.079 0.235 0.508
6 iWeb Technologies Linux 0:00:00 0.015 0.163 0.093 0.186 0.186
7 www.poundhost.com Linux 0:00:00 0.015 0.214 0.097 0.199 0.310
8 www.qubenet.net Linux 0:00:00 0.018 0.124 0.079 0.160 0.602
9 Kattare Internet Services Linux 0:00:00 0.018 0.164 0.089 0.177 0.522
10 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.021 0.115 0.066 0.133 0.334

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For the second time this year, New York Internet was found to be the most reliable hosting company website. Its data centre is situated at the intersect of two separate power grids and has high-bandwidth connectivity partners AboveNet, Verizon Business, Optimum Lightpath, and AT&T to offer full redundancy and added capacity. The company recently opened a 40,000 square foot facility in Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Last month's most reliable hoster, INetU, is now second on our table - failing to respond to only 3 of our requests.

For a second consecutive month Multacom, who run FreeBSD, are fourth on our table. Multacom was founded in 1997 in Orange County, California and later incorporated under Multacom Corporation with corporate office in Canyon Country, California and Datacenters in downtown Los Angeles.

This month also sees the lowest average failed requests across the top 10 most reliable hosters (at 0.013%) since October 2009 (0.007%). Additionally, Swishmail enters the top 10 this month running FreeBSD; this means that there are now 5 hosting companies running FreeBSD, 4 running Linux and 1 running Windows Server 2003.

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.