Most Reliable Hosting Providers during May

Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
May 1st - 31st 2004


During May, an Italian hosting company,Seeweb, was the most reliable of the hosting company sites we monitor. Second placed was the Jumpline site, which was top of the chart last month.

Linux and FreeBSD were evenly split amongst the top 10 sites with four sites each, with running Windows Server 2003 and DellHost on Windows 2000.

Most hosting companies were unaffected by a number of events affecting Web reliability during May. A number of highly-trafficked Internet sites experienced downtime May 24 as Akamai experienced network problems, while the first week of the month saw some networks congested by the Sasser worm. Meanwhile, denial of service attacks hobbled a number of e-commerce and security sites.

Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of fifty 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.