Hurricane Electric is the Most Reliable Hosting Companies in November 2007

Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
November 1st - 30th 2007


Hurricane Electric is the most reliable hosting company site for November 2007, closely followed by Seeweb, 3FN, Canada Web Hosting and Rackspace.

Hurricane Electric is November's most reliable hosting company and specializes in colocation, dedicated servers, direct internet connections and web hosting on its own network, which uses multiple OC192s, OC48s and gigabit ethernet.

Seeweb is an Italian company, which offers both shared and dedicated hosting and has moved up from third place last month. 3FN makes a third place appearance, also offering dedicated servers and shared hosting, while Canada Web Hosting takes forth place, offering managed hosting solutions on both Linux and Windows. Rackspace makes its fifth 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.

November is the first month this year where DataPipe has been absent from the top ten. Datapipe was the most reliable hosting company last month, but in November saw a request failure rate of 0.25%.

Four of November's top ten hosters run Linux, including Hurricane Electric, while three run FreeBSD. Two of the hosters run Windows Server 2003, while uses the F5 BIG-IP device.

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.