February 1st - 28th 2007
Hostway has been the most reliable hosting provider eight times since 2004. The company is based in Chicago and has operations in six countries. Katarre is a colocation and dedicated hosting provider based in Corvallis, Ore. that previously tied for the top spot in our reliability ratings in July 2006, and has been second twice since then. Globix has a lengthy history as a managed hosting provider, but recently sold its hosting business and shifted its focus to network services. Last week Globix officially changed its name to Neon Communications.
Eight of the 10 most most reliable hosts run their web sites on Linux.
Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of fifty leading hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from 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.