April 1st – 30th 2008
NaviSite is the most reliable hosting company site for April 2008.
NaviSite was incorporated in 1998 and provides application solutions and hosting services using its web infrastructure platforms in 18 data centers. The company recently announced an alliance with Intel Corporation to offer a suite of managed services through Intel's value added reseller community.
NaviSite's performance is followed by DataPipe, which made 11 appearances in the top ten last year. Last month's most reliable hosting company site, INetU, appears in third place this month.
Three of April's top ten hosting companies, including NaviSite, run Linux on their main sites, while another three use FreeBSD. One company uses 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.