July 1st - 31st 2005
Pair, a Pittsburgh, Pa. shared hosting company, is a regular in our survey, with numerous top 10 appearances in addition to being the most reliable provider in February 2005, July 2004 and February 2004. Jumpline was previously the most reliable provider in April 2004. The Columbus, Ohio provider specializes in virtual private servers. France Telecom made its first appearance in our reliability survey in May.
This month Linux, Windows and FreeBSD all have 3 sites each in the top 10, with one running Solaris.
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.