April 1st - 30th April 2005
Interland, Rackspace and Hostway share the top slot as as the most reliable hosting companies site this month, followed by New York Internet and Hurricane Electric. Rackspace was also the top performer in February and in March, but this is the first time that Interland and Hostway have managed to reach this spot. The three co-leaders are leading players in the U.S. business hosting market, with each hosting more than 500,000 hostnames.
This month's top 10 includes four sites running on Linux, two on Windows 2000, one on Windows Server 2003 and three on FreeBSD.
This marks the eighth consecutive month in the top 10 for INetU, a managed hosting provider in Allentown, Pa. Since the start of 2004, INetU has been among the reliability leaders for 15 out of 17 months.
Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of fifty leading hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from eight 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.