January 1st - 31st 2005
Datapipe, which was the most reliable hosting provider for the second half of 2004, got the new year off to a strong start with a faultless performance in January, with no failed requests from any of our measurement points. It was the first flawless month for a hosting provider since last March, when German hoster Komplex had zero failures.
Datapipe's web site is powered by Windows Server 2003. This month's top 10 includes four sites running on Linux, two on Windows Server 2003, two on FreeBSD, one on Solaris 9, and one site (Interland) on Windows 2000.
Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of fifty leading hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from seven separate points around the internet, and averages are calculated over the immediately preceding 24 hour period.
From a customers’ point of view, the percentage of failed requests is more pertinent than outages on the 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.
Fuller information on the measurement process and current measurements are available.