Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2009

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 New York Internet FreeBSD    0.000  0.266 0.042 0.086 0.180
2 pair Networks FreeBSD    0.000  0.319 0.055 0.113 0.248
3 INetU unknown    0.000  0.768 0.063 0.133 0.264
4 Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.005  1.101 0.040 0.081 0.208
5 Verio Linux  0:00:00  0.005  2.233 0.068 0.137 0.137
6 Virtual Internet Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.005  0.715 0.092 0.342 0.688
7 Server Intellect Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.010  0.929 0.039 0.079 0.184
8 ReliableServers.com unknown  0:00:00  0.010  1.310 0.044 0.096 0.140
9 Kattare Internet Services Linux  0:00:00  0.010  0.371 0.090 0.182 0.480
10 www.westhost.com Linux  0:00:00  0.014  3.799 0.066 0.136 0.327

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New York Internet, pair Networks and INetU had the most reliable hosting company sites in May 2009. Each of these sites responded resiliently to Netcraft's performance collectors throughout the month, with not a single failed request.

This is New York Internet's second consecutive appearance at the top. Established in 1996, the company's core services now include dedicated servers, colocation and virtual web hosting - all backed with a 99.999% uptime guarantee.

pair Networks also started off in 1996, with a $10,000 family loan funding a single employee and a partial T-1 line. The company has since grown to offer dedicated servers, virtual private servers and high volume hosting from its own datacentres in Pennsylvania, which use GigE connections to five diverse backbone networks.

INetU is an enterprise managed hosting company, also located in Pennsylvania. They stand by their network performance by offering a 100% uptime service level agreement. Managed services provided by INetU include MySQL and MS SQL database clusters, Exchange servers, virtualization and firewalls. Their clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Intel and Northrop Grumman.

Among May's top ten hosting company sites, three companies (including New York Internet and pair Networks) run their sites on FreeBSD. Three other companies run their sites on Linux, while the remaining two identifiable operating systems are Windows Server 2003.

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2009

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 DataPipe FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.015  0.656 0.007 0.015 0.015
2 New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.015  1.418 0.030 0.062 0.157
3 Virtual Internet Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.015  1.827 0.077 0.161 0.388
4 Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.015  0.165 0.097 0.198 0.396
5 INetU unknown  0:00:00  0.020  0.289 0.057 0.121 0.237
6 Pair Networks FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.025  0.137 0.045 0.094 0.227
7 iWeb.com Linux  0:00:00  0.025  0.237 0.064 0.129 0.130
8 ZeroLag Communications Linux  0:00:00  0.025  0.113 0.074 0.151 0.152
9 Rackspace Linux  0:00:00  0.030  1.690 0.051 0.105 0.106
10 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.030  0.430 0.066 0.132 0.277

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DataPipe, New York Internet, Virtual Internet and Hosting 4 Less had the most reliable hosting company sites in April 2009.

Jersey City based DataPipe's commitments to customer service were recognised in this year's Stevie Awards, where the company was listed as a finalist in the Customer Service Department of the Year - IT & Telecommunications category. The company has more than 1,500 customers in six data centres and eight business office locations in the United States, the United Kingdom and China.

New York Internet was established in 1996 and is located in the heart of the Wall Street area. The company's core services include dedicated servers, colocation and virtual web hosting - all backed with a 99.999% uptime guarantee.

Virtual Internet (VI) offers a comprehensive range of hosting solutions, including managed hosting and dedicated servers running Windows or Linux. VI also offers domain registration services - in October 2000, it was the first UK public company to become an official ICANN accredited registrar. VI's own website is served by Microsoft IIS 6.0 on Windows Server 2003.

April saw Hosting 4 Less make its second consecutive appearance as one of the most reliable hosting company sites. The California based company runs its own site on Linux, offers a 99.9% uptime guarantee and also runs backup4less.com, which offers an online solution for remote backups.

Among April's top ten hosting company sites, four companies run their sites on Linux. Three companies run their sites on FreeBSD (including DataPipe and New York Internet), while the remaining two identifiable operating systems are Windows Server 2003.

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in March 2009

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 ReliableServers.com FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.010  0.205 0.015 0.039 0.055
2 Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.010  0.606 0.016 0.032 0.086
3 www.acens.com Linux  0:00:00  0.010  0.502 0.063 0.286 0.545
4 Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.010  0.218 0.131 0.267 0.531
5 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.014  1.291 0.048 0.099 0.203
6 New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.019  0.395 0.030 0.063 0.136
7 www.green.ch F5 Big-IP  0:00:00  0.019  1.403 0.049 0.168 0.316
8 www.dinahosting.com Linux  0:00:00  0.019  0.569 0.053 0.234 0.408
9 Pair Networks FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.019  0.508 0.059 0.122 0.304
10 INetU unknown  0:00:00  0.019  1.226 0.074 0.156 0.245

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Acens, Hosting 4 Less, ReliableServers.com and Swishmail had the most reliable hosting company sites in March 2009, with each site failing to respond to only two of the requests made by Netcraft's performance collectors.

Swishmail has consistently been in the top ten since they first entered in August 2008, but this is their first appearance as number one. Based in New York, Swishmail specialise in email hosting, and offer a variety of email and web hosting solutions. The company's main website is served by nginx, running on FreeBSD.

This is the third time in the last six months that the aptly named ReliableServers.com has been in the top ten, having come in seventh last month, fifth in January and fourth in October 2008. Located in Newark, New Jersey, ReliableServers offer services such as VPS hosting and colocation. Their front page is served by Apache on FreeBSD.

Hosting 4 Less has been in the top ten three times in the last six months, after taking tenth place in January, third in December 2008 and sixth in October 2008. Hosting 4 Less is based in California, and offer a variety of hosting services, including online backup. Their front page is served by Apache on Linux.

Acens is based in Spain and is one of three European companies in this month's top-ten. They offer a wide range of services, from web hosting to colocation and networking. This is the second time that Acens has been ranked first, the last being August 2007, which saw Acens in joint first position with INetU and New York Internet. Acens were also in the top ten last month.

Coming in a close second, with only three failed responses is Netcetera, a British company based on the Isle of Man. Netcetera offer co-location, hosting and a range of other services. Netcetera have the only site in this month's top ten which is served by IIS on Windows Server 2003.

New York Internet, which was last month's most reliable hosting site, appears sixth this month.

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New York Internet was the Most Reliable Hosting Company Site in February 2009

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.005  0.011 0.057 0.117 0.255
2 www.uk2.net Linux  0:00:00  0.011  0.054 0.037 0.080 0.157
3 Server Intellect Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.011  0.008 0.068 0.140 0.396
4 WebFusion Linux  0:00:00  0.011  0.005 0.071 0.153 0.373
5 Pair Networks FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.011  0.009 0.074 0.151 0.373
6 Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.016  0.010 0.050 0.102 0.220
7 ReliableServers.com unknown  0:00:00  0.016  0.009 0.060 0.120 0.172
8 INetU unknown  0:00:00  0.016  0.010 0.074 0.157 0.295
9 Softlayer Technologies Inc unknown  0:00:00  0.016  0.023 0.079 0.162 0.492
10 www.dinahosting.com Linux  0:00:00  0.016  0.081 0.082 0.287 0.591

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New York Internet was the most reliable hosting company site during February 2009, failing to respond to only one of the requests made by Netcraft's performance collectors throughout the month.

New York Internet was closely followed by UK2, Server Intellect, WebFusion and Pair Networks; each of which failed to respond to two requests in February.

This month's victory marks a hat trick for New York Internet, which also came joint first in the previous two months: January and December.

Established in 1996, New York Internet is located in the heart of the Wall Street area and owns and maintains its own data centers. The company's core services include dedicated servers, colocation and virtual web hosting. The company's main website is served by Apache running on FreeBSD.

FreeBSD is used by three of February's most reliable hosting company sites, with another three using Linux and one using Windows Server 2003.

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Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in January 2009

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Aplus.net, New York Internet, and ZeroLag Communications were the most reliable hosting company sites during January 2009. These sites responded to all of the requests made by Netcraft's performance collectors throughout the month, with no failed requests.

Aplus.net was founded in 1992 as Abacus America, Inc., and began offering Internet services in 1995 and hosting services in 1998. Aplus' web site states that they have 250 employees, over 100,000 customers and 6,000 dedicated server customers. They run Apache on FreeBSD, and last made the top spot in June 2008.

New York Internet also runs Apache on FreeBSD site, and was also tied for first last month.

ZeroLag Communications is a Los Angeles-based company that offers high performance virtual hosting, fully managed dedicated servers and colocation, as well as T1 and T3 internet connections, web development services and security consulting. Their corporate site runs lighttpd, and they were joint first in September 2008.

Freely available operating systems dominate the top ten this month with four sites each running FreeBSD and Linux.

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New York Internet and WestHost are the Most Reliable Hosting Companies in December 2008

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.014  0.011 0.039 0.080 0.212
2 www.westhost.com Linux  0:00:00  0.014  0.001 0.058 0.119 0.238
3 Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.019  0.056 0.060 0.124 0.249
4 www.green.ch F5 Big-IP  0:00:00  0.019  0.202 0.128 0.331 0.713
5 www.easynet.net Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.024  0.002 0.108 0.215 0.215
6 Swishmail FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.029  0.001 0.040 0.080 0.206
7 www.he.net Linux  0:00:00  0.029  0.002 0.041 0.087 0.128
8 webhosting.tiscali.it Linux  0:00:00  0.029  0.009 0.103 0.207 0.415
9 www.webair.com FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.034  0.078 0.046 0.106 0.303
10 www.memset.com Linux  0:00:00  0.034  0.085 0.087 0.174 0.174

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New York Internet and WestHost are the most reliable hosting company sites for December 2008. New York Internet sees its third consecutive appearance in the top ten, while WestHost becomes the most reliable hosting company for the second month in a row.

Established in 1996, New York Internet is located in the heart of the Wall Street area and owns and maintains its own data centers. The company's core services include dedicated servers, colocation and virtual web hosting. New York Internet uses Apache on FreeBSD to host its own site.

WestHost uses Linux for its main site and hosts more than 70,000 other websites. Their services include shared web hosting, dedicated servers, reseller hosting and domain name registration. WestHost's data center is SAS 70 Type II certified and constructed from nine base isolation units bolted on top of a 3.5ft reinforced matte footing, which helps to absorb shock during earthquakes.

In total, half of December's top ten hosting companies use Linux for their main company site, while three use FreeBSD. green.ch uses the F5 BIG-IP device and Easynet uses Windows Server 2003.

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