INetU, Cable and Wireless most reliable hosting company sites during December

Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
December 1st - 31st 2003

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During December both the INetU and Cable & Wireless sites were faultless with no failed requests at all from any of our five measurement points.

INetU's site has been consistently highly ranked throughout Q4 2003, and has now been in the top three for the last three months running. As neither INetU or Cable and Wireless had any failed requests, INetU is ranked above Cable & Wireless because the average connection time from our performance measurment points to the INetU site was faster.

Cable and Wireless, located in Swindon is the hosting company site that is geographically closest to Netcraft, but it does not enjoy any special advantage because of this; there is only one performance collection point in the UK, which is in London.

Sites running on BSD operating systems occupied four out of the first seven places.

Netcraft measure and makes available the response times of fifty five leading hosting providers' sites The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from four separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.

Fuller information on the measurement process and current measurements are available.