1. Rackspace and New York Internet Most Reliable Hosting Companies In May 2007

    Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
    May 1st - 31st 2007

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    Rackspace and , New York Internet are the most reliable hosting companies for May 2007, followed closely by DataPipe, Verio, GoDaddy and Kattare.

    With this month's results, Rackspace and New York Internet continue to reinforce their track records as industry leaders in reliability. Rackspace, a managed hosting provider based in San Antonio, Texas led our monthly reliability survey six times in 2006 and twice thus far in 2007. On May 23 the company announced $70 million in financing to support future hardware purchases and expansion of its data center network. New York Internet, a colocation specialist in New York's financial district, makes its 10th appearance atop the leaderboard since 2003.

    iPowerWeb is ninth in the May rankings with no downtime, but experienced a major outage yesterday, which affected customer sites as well as the company homepage.

    Three of the 10 most most reliable hosts run their web sites on Linux, two on Windows, three on FreeBSD and one on Solaris.

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    Posted by Mandy Davis on 15th June, 2007 in Hosting, Performance

  2. Rackspace, Easynet and Easyspace Most Reliable Hosting Companies In April 2007

    Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
    April 1st - 30th 2007

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    Rackspace, Easynet and Easyspace are the most reliable hosting companies for April 2007, followed closely by New York Internet and Pair Networks.

    The three leaders each had a perfect month, with no downtime and no failed requests for their corporate sites during an entire month of monitoring from eight locations around the globe. Rackspace continues to build upon its stellar uptime performance, having finished at the top of the survey six times in 2006. On April 30 the San Antonio-based managed hosting provider reported record 2006 revenues of $224 million, a 61 percent improvement over 2005. Rackspace said it added more than 3,000 new customers in 2006.

    This marks the first time that either Easynet or Easyspace have been the most reliable host in our monthly performance tracking. Easynet is a pan-European managed hosting provider with operations in the UK, Belgium, Germany , France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. Easyspace is the web hosting arm of the iomart group plc, a UK internet services specialist.

    Three of the 10 most most reliable hosts run their web sites on Linux, four on Windows and two on FreeBSD.

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    Posted by Mandy Davis on 9th May, 2007 in Hosting, Performance

  3. DataPipe, Navisite, MyHosting.com and iWeb8.com Most Reliable Hosting Companies In March 2007

    Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
    March 1st - 31st 2007

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    DataPipe, Navisite, MyHosting.com and iWeb8 are the most reliable hosting companies for March 2007, followed closely by New York Internet and Webfusion. This marks the first time in the top spot of our monthly rankings for NaviSite and My Hosting.com, although each have been among the top 10 a number of times. DataPipe has been the most reliable host fives times previously, while iWeb8 was the top performer in January.

    NaviSite is a managed hosting company in Andover, Mass., that also provides content distribution services. Navisite is publicly held, and was among the best performing U.S. stocks in the infrastructure sector in 2006, when its shares rose 457 percent. It has 950 customers in 14 data centers in the US, UK and India.

    MyHosting.com is the hosting arm of SoftCom Technology Consulting, which also operates the mail2web email service. MyHosting.com is based in Toronto, Canada and was founded in 1997. The company specializes in hosting on the Microsoft platform, but added Linux hosting in 2004.

    Three of the 10 most most reliable hosts run their web sites on Windows, fiveon Linux and two on FreeBSD.

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    Posted by Mandy Davis on 16th April, 2007 in Hosting, Performance

  4. RegisterFly Site Goes Offline

    The web site for troubled domain registrar RegisterFly went offline early Tuesday and remains unavailable. The downtime follows weeks of problems with the registerfly.com site, with domain name owners saying they have been unable to manage or transfer their domains. Amid growing concern about the status of domains at RegisterFly, ICANN has asked a California court to force RegisterFly to turn over its database of domain data and compel an emergency audit of its books and records.

    ICANN has also reached out to central domain registries to protect domain owners. "Last Friday, ICANN convened a telephone conference among those needed to implement a plan that will help cease unintended deletions," ICANN said on its blog. "This will prevent names from being deleted from the registry and becoming available for re-registration by others."

    Registerfly.com Web Site Performance

    A dynamically updating chart of RegisterFly's web site performance is available. Netcraft offers a web site performance monitoring service that provides similar charts, along with e-mail alerts when an outage occurs. (more...)

    Posted by Rich Miller on 6th March, 2007 in Performance

  5. Globix, Hostway and Kattare Most Reliable Hosting Companies In February 2007

    Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
    February 1st - 28th 2007

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    Globix, Hostway and Kattare are the most reliable hosting companies for February 2007, followed closely by Demon Internet, Affinity Internet, Hostopia, Hurricane Electric and Tiscali.

    Hostway has been the most reliable hosting provider eight times since 2004. The company is based in Chicago and has operations in six countries. Katarre is a colocation and dedicated hosting provider based in Corvallis, Ore. that previously tied for the top spot in our reliability ratings in July 2006, and has been second twice since then. Globix has a lengthy history as a managed hosting provider, but recently sold its hosting business and shifted its focus to network services. Last week Globix officially changed its name to Neon Communications.

    Eight of the 10 most most reliable hosts run their web sites on Linux.

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    Posted by Mandy Davis on 6th March, 2007 in Hosting, Performance

  6. New York Internet, Web.com and iWeb8 Most Reliable Hosting Companies In January 2007

    Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
    January 1st - 31st 2007

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    New York Internet, Web.com and iWeb8 Technologies are the most reliable hosting companies for January 2007, followed closely by 1&1 Internet AG, OLM, WestHost, Jumpline and Kattare.

    New York Internet, a colocation specialist, also tied for the best performance last month, and has now finished atop the survey nine times since 2003. Web.com, which specializes in small business hosting, makes its first appearance at the top of the list since 2005, when it was known as Interland and was Most Reliable three times. iWeb8 is a Montreal-based hosting provider that also rebranded in 2006 (it was previously known as iWeb Technologies). iWeb8 is a public company that has grown through acquisition, buying eight other hosting companies since 1998.

    Six of the 10 most most reliable hosts run their web sites on Linux, while three use FreeBSD and one is powered by Windows.

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    Posted by Mandy Davis on 4th February, 2007 in Hosting, Performance