Verio is the Most Reliable Hosting Company Site in July 2008

Ranking by Failed Requests and Connection time,
July 1st – 31st 2008

Rank Company site OS Outage
DNS Connect First
1 Verio Linux    0.00  0.099 0.097 0.195 0.195
2 Linux  0:00:00  0.00  0.024 0.068 0.139 0.167
3 Linux  0:00:00  0.01  0.011 0.052 0.629 0.905
4 unknown  0:00:00  0.01  0.013 0.062 0.163 0.225
5 Linux  0:00:00  0.01  0.005 0.067 0.328 0.474
6 New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.01  0.023 0.083 0.145 0.293
7 INetU unknown  0:00:00  0.01  0.016 0.099 0.205 0.466
8 ZeroLag Communications Linux  0:00:00  0.01  0.134 0.103 0.211 0.212
9 Linux  0:00:00  0.01  0.005 0.106 0.212 0.212
10 Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.01  0.179 0.130 0.268 0.268

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Verio is the most reliable hosting company site for July 2008, closely followed by Tiscali.

Verio offers a complete collection of web hosting services, including domain registration, web design, marketing, shared hosting, dedicated servers and virtual and managed private servers. Prior to being sold to NTT in 2000, Verio's initial growth was achieved by raising funds to purchase more than 45 ISPs, web hosting companies and e-commerce companies from around the world. Verio continues to operate as an NTT Communications company.

Tiscali appears in second place this month and continues to operate its main site from Apache running on a Linux operating system. Tiscali is a European telecommunications company based in Italy and markets its offerings predominantly in Italy, the UK, Germany, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands. Their core business is providing internet access, with two million ADSL subscribers in the UK and Italy. Tiscali had the most reliable hosting company site in February this year.

Six of July's top ten hosting companies run Linux on their main sites, including Verio and Tiscali. New York Internet uses FreeBSD, while Go Daddy 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.