October 1st - 31st 2007
DataPipe is October's most reliable hosting company, adding to its earlier achievements of a first place back in March and second place in both June and July. More notably, DataPipe is the only hosting company to have made it into the top ten every month so far this year. October also saw DataPipe being presented with the Job Creation Award for Excellence by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association for contributing to the state's economic growth by creating new jobs.
Rackspace specialises in managed hosting and is well known for its promise of Fanatical Support. This is Rackspace's fourth appearance within the top ten this year, with its best performance being seen in the consecutive months of April and May, where it took first place. Seeweb is an Italian company, which offers both shared and dedicated hosting and also appeared in third place in September.
Four of October's top ten hosters run Linux, while three - including DataPipe - run FreeBSD. Two of the hosters run Windows Server 2003.
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 customer's point of view, the percentage of failed requests is more pertinent than outages on 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.
Further information on the measurement process and current measurements are available.