green.ch is the Most Reliable Hosting Company in October 2008

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

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 www.green.ch F5 Big-IP    0.000  0.197 0.107 0.270 0.581
2 New York Internet FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.004  0.008 0.055 0.110 0.254
3 Rackspace Linux  0:00:00  0.004  0.018 0.061 0.122 0.122
4 www.reliableservers.com unknown  0:00:00  0.004  0.006 0.065 0.138 0.206
5 www.he.net Linux  0:00:00  0.004  0.005 0.069 0.143 0.213
6 Hosting 4 Less Linux  0:00:00  0.008  0.114 0.115 0.233 0.461
7 www.swishmail.com FreeBSD  0:00:00  0.013  0.005 0.059 0.118 0.304
8 Verio Linux  0:00:00  0.013  0.074 0.073 0.147 0.147
9 www.godaddy.com Windows Server 2003  0:00:00  0.017  0.028 0.054 0.131 0.575
10 www.navisite.com Linux  0:00:00  0.017  0.065 0.059 0.143 0.615

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green.ch is the most reliable hosting company site for October 2008. This is the only site that responded to every request made by Netcraft's performance collectors throughout the month.

With more than 70,000 customers, green.ch is one of the leading Swiss internet service providers for small and medium sized businesses. Originally known as agri.ch, the company was formed from a management buyout of the SME and Private Customer division of Cable & Wireless.

green.ch provides broadband internet access and uses its own data centre in Switzerland to focus on providing website hosting, email, SharePoint and VoIP telephony solutions.

green.ch uses Microsoft IIS 6.0 to serve its main site via an F5 BIG-IP device. The company also uses F5 BIG-IP for over 90% of its customers' websites, making green.ch the largest hoster of sites on F5 BIG-IP in Switzerland.

Linux is used by five of October's top ten hosting companies, while two use FreeBSD and 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.