May 1st – 31st 2008
INetU also had the most reliable hosting company site in March. INetU is an enterprise managed hosting company located in Allentown, PA. They have been in business since 1996 and notably offer a 100% uptime service level guarantee. Managed services provided by INetU include MySQL and MS SQL database clusters, Exchange servers, virtualization and firewalls. Their clients include Fortune 500 companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Northrop Grumman and Canon.
Aplus.Net is a division of Abacus America, Inc., and has also been offering internet services for more than 10 years. APlus.Net offers dedicated servers, web hosting, web design, marketing and is an ICANN accredited domain name registrar. The company has more than 200,000 customers and more than 6,000 dedicated server customers.
Four of May's top ten hosting companies run Linux on their main sites. Three of the others use FreeBSD and another 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.
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