1. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in September 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage
    hh:mm:ss
    Failed
    Req%
    DNS Connect First
    byte
    Total
    1 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.003 0.196 0.096 0.194 0.194
    2 Hosting 4 Less Linux 0:00:00 0.003 0.142 0.101 0.204 0.391
    3 Kattare Internet Services Linux 0:00:00 0.007 0.186 0.064 0.129 0.263
    4 New York Internet FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.007 0.172 0.079 0.160 0.486
    5 XILO Communications Ltd. Linux 0:00:00 0.007 0.275 0.103 0.319 0.537
    6 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.014 0.100 0.016 0.032 0.048
    7 www.logicworks.net Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.199 0.082 0.473 0.585
    8 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.207 0.088 0.180 0.245
    9 ServInt Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.362 0.091 0.185 0.338
    10 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.014 0.083 0.102 0.206 0.512

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    Qube Managed Services was the most reliable hosting company in September, responding to 99.997% of all requests throughout the month. The London-based company specialises in VMware cloud services, colocation, backups, and also offers PCI-DSS compliant hosting on both virtual and dedicated platforms. Qube also has infrastructure in Zurich and New York, and was also the most reliable hosting company during August.

    Hosting 4 Less was the second most reliable hosting company, responding to the same percentage of requests, but with a longer average connection time. Hosting 4 Less has been operating since 1998 and offers both dedicated and shared hosting on Linux or Windows platforms, all backed by a 99.9% uptime guarantee.

    Linux was the most prevalent operating system amongst the 10 most reliable hosting companies in September; seven of these sites were hosted on Linux servers, including www.qubenet.net and www.hosting4less.com, while two used FreeBSD and one used Windows Server 2008.

    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. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 1st October, 2012 in Hosting, Other, Performance

  2. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in August 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage
    hh:mm:ss
    Failed
    Req%
    DNS Connect First
    byte
    Total
    1 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.003 0.170 0.133 0.270 0.271
    2 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.007 0.079 0.017 0.036 0.054
    3 iWeb Technologies Linux 0:00:00 0.007 0.127 0.085 0.170 0.170
    4 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.007 0.045 0.139 0.281 0.701
    5 XILO Communications Ltd. Linux 0:00:00 0.007 0.376 0.141 0.406 0.687
    6 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.172 0.073 0.180 0.219
    7 New York Internet FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.013 0.150 0.071 0.223 0.500
    8 INetU Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.013 0.105 0.093 0.271 0.549
    9 Server Intellect Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.017 0.149 0.055 0.111 0.278
    10 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.020 0.213 0.089 0.183 0.261

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    Qube Managed Services, a London-based company which specialises in virtual hosting, was the most reliable hosting company in August. With infrastructure in London, Zurich and New York, they provide Virtual Data Centres and Managed Hosting in addition to server co-location. Having placed in the top 10 twice before in the past six months, Qube's top place this month is well-deserved with 99.997% of requests succeeding.

    Datapipe and iWeb Technologies placed second and third this month with the same percentage of successful requests. Datapipe, whose connection times were on average faster, runs its data centres entirely on renewable energy and are recognised by the Environmental Protection Agency as a Green Power partner. iWeb offers dedicated and virtual servers in addition to a number of advanced solutions such as Web Clusters, ideal for customers requiring high availability.

    Netcetera and XILO also both placed highly this month with the same number of successful requests as Datapipe and iWeb, putting them in fourth and fifth places respectively.

    As we've seen in previous months, the most reliable hosting companies are all powered by Linux, FreeBSD or Windows Server 2008. The last time a different operating system placed in the top 10 was when Windows Server 2003 appeared, back in February.

    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. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 7th September, 2012 in Hosting, Performance

  3. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage hh:mm:ss Failed Req% DNS Connect First byte Total
    1 New York Internet FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.000 0.161 0.082 0.166 0.494
    2 www.logicworks.net Linux 0:00:00 0.003 0.143 0.082 0.548 0.689
    3 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.003 0.109 0.120 0.242 0.604
    4 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.007 0.133 0.073 0.147 0.368
    5 iWeb Technologies Linux 0:00:00 0.007 0.145 0.082 0.163 0.163
    6 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.010 0.151 0.025 0.051 0.077
    7 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.192 0.093 0.191 0.272
    8 www.memset.com Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.170 0.124 0.248 0.504
    9 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.013 0.215 0.088 0.180 0.256
    10 www.cwcs.co.uk Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.343 0.137 0.278 1.006
    See full table

    The most reliable hosting company in July with no failed requests was New York Internet, which last month ranked third. They opened their first facility in Lower Manhattan in 1996, and also run a datacentre 40 miles away in New Jersey for business continuity and backup operations. Within our million busiest websites, Opera's FastMail service is the most popular website hosted by New York Internet.

    Logicworks and Netcetera had the same number of failed requests and are therefore ranked by average connection time in second and third places respectively. Logicworks, which last appeared in the top ten in February in seventh position, offer cloud computing and managed hosting to some prominent brands including Dow Jones and NBC. Netcetera appeared in first place last month, however despite slipping slightly to third they actually experienced a drop in the number of failed requests this month.

    Swishmail (ranked fourth) and iWeb Technologies (ranked fifth) also had the same number of failed requests, but had connection times of 73ms and 82ms respectively. Both companies have now appeared in the top ten for the fifth time this year.

    Linux is the favourite choice of operating system for this month’s most reliable hosts, with six of the top ten running on the OS; three companies used FreeBSD, including first place New York Internet; and one company was running Windows Server 2008.

    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. In the event that the number of failed requests are equal, the sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 6th August, 2012 in Hosting, Performance

  4. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in June 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage hh:mm:ss Failed Req% DNS Connect First byte Total
    1 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.010 0.033 0.050 0.102 0.254
    2 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.010 0.106 0.072 0.144 0.374
    3 New York Internet FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.010 0.193 0.076 0.154 0.473
    4 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.190 0.080 0.165 0.209
    5 www.memset.com Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.064 0.054 0.108 0.255
    6 www.codero.com Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.199 0.077 0.407 0.756
    7 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.014 0.266 0.082 0.168 0.545
    8 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.014 0.323 0.087 0.179 0.243
    9 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.017 0.123 0.019 0.039 0.059
    10 iWeb Technologies Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.123 0.084 0.171 0.171

    See full table

    The top four hosting companies had the same number of failed requests this month and they are therefore ranked by average connection time.

    With a 99.9% uptime guarantee, Netcetera are June's most reliable hosting company as they had the fastest average connection time of the four. Based in the Isle of Man, Netcetera have customers in over 60 countries worldwide and offer a wide range of services including co-location, cloud, virtual and email hosting, domain registrations and e-commerce. They last made it into the top 10 in February 2012 when they ranked fifth.

    Very close behind Netcetera came Swishmail and New York Internet - both based in New York City, who ranked second and third place, whilst ReliableServers.com based in New Jersey, USA came fourth. Though they had the same number of failed requests, their average connection times were 22ms, 26ms and 30ms slower respectively than Netcetera's. Swishmail and ReliableServers.com have attained a top ten rank for the fourth time this year and New York Internet for the third time.

    FreeBSD and Linux are the dominant choice of operating system for the most reliable hosting companies, with Netcetera the exception in running Windows Server 2008.

    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. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 6th July, 2012 in Hosting, Performance

  5. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage
    hh:mm:ss
    Failed
    Req%
    DNS Connect First
    byte
    Total
    1 www.cwcs.co.uk Linux 0:00:00 0.003 0.327 0.214 0.337 1.018
    2 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.007 0.250 0.081 0.167 0.244
    3 iWeb Technologies Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.116 0.084 0.167 0.167
    4 Hosting 4 Less Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.152 0.094 0.187 0.386
    5 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.024 0.174 0.025 0.050 0.076
    6 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.024 0.203 0.084 0.172 0.246
    7 www.catalyst2.com Linux 0:00:00 0.024 0.372 0.097 0.201 0.300
    8 www.dinahosting.com Linux 0:00:00 0.024 0.162 0.117 0.234 0.234
    9 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.030 0.143 0.100 0.201 0.201
    10 www.memset.com Linux 0:00:00 0.037 0.101 0.096 0.192 0.382

    See full table

    The most reliable hosting company during May was CWCS — a UK-based company offering a variety of web and managed hosting services from their own data centres in Nottingham. Advertising a "100% uptime guarantee" CWCS top the chart for May after responding to all but one request.

    ReliableServers.com remains in the top ten for the third month in a row, placing second — 6 places higher than last month. Offering dedicated hosting and colocation from their two New Jersey data centres — located in Newark and North Bergen — ReliableServers.com also guarantees 100% uptime.

    Seeing their highest placing this year, iWeb Technologies are May's third most reliable hosting company. Their four data centres in the Montréal area are supplied by 7 different network providers to ensure high reliability.

    During May nine out of the ten most reliable companies were using Linux servers with the remaining company, Datapipe, last month's most reliable company, running FreeBSD.

    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. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 6th June, 2012 in Hosting, Performance

  6. Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in April 2012

    Rank Company site OS Outage
    hh:mm:ss
    Failed
    Req%
    DNS Connect First
    byte
    Total
    1 Datapipe FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.003 0.047 0.014 0.029 0.049
    2 INetU Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.007 0.090 0.081 0.243 0.481
    3 www.choopa.com Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.153 0.041 0.088 0.097
    4 Kattare Internet Services Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.193 0.148 0.298 0.597
    5 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.014 0.136 0.071 0.143 0.344
    6 Multacom FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.014 0.219 0.130 0.262 0.767
    7 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.091 0.034 0.070 0.070
    8 ReliableServers.com Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.192 0.081 0.167 0.175
    9 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.017 0.334 0.091 0.185 0.644
    10 www.codero.com Linux 0:00:00 0.021 0.157 0.061 0.355 0.626

    See full table

    The most reliable hosting company for April was Datapipe, which topped the table seven times in 2011. The company offers a wide range of hosting services and has been rapidly expanding into cloud computing during the past few months. Datapipe has infrastructure spread across the globe; they have data centres in New Jersey, San Jose, Iceland, London, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. Their U.S. data centres are powered exclusively by renewable energy sources.

    For the third time so far this year INetU have taken second place. INetU offers dedicated managed hosting services and cloud hosting services from data centres in both the United States and Europe.

    Choopa – a New Jersey based company advertising 100% uptime and 0% packet loss guarantees – appears in third position for the second consecutive month.

    Linux was used by five of the most reliable hosting companies, including Choopa; four used FreeBSD including the most reliable, Datapipe; and the second most reliable provider, INetU, used Windows Server 2008.

    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. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

    Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.

    Posted by Netcraft on 11th May, 2012 in Hosting, Performance

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