Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in July 2009

Rank Company site OS Outage
hh:mm:ss
Failed
Req%
DNS Connect First
byte
Total
1 Web.com Windows 2000 0:00:00 0.010 1.197 0.039 0.119 0.353
2 New York Internet FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.010 0.123 0.071 0.148 0.362
3 Virtual Internet Linux 0:00:00 0.010 2.505 0.102 0.283 0.534
4 Hosting 4 Less Linux 0:00:00 0.010 0.296 0.105 0.215 0.428
5 DataPipe unknown 0:00:00 0.014 0.416 0.024 0.049 0.049
6 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.014 2.371 0.033 0.066 0.157
7 INetU unknown 0:00:00 0.014 1.246 0.088 0.184 0.414
8 www.netcetera.co.uk Windows Server 2003 0:00:00 0.019 1.368 0.079 0.161 0.383
9 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.019 0.993 0.093 0.189 0.468
10 Server Intellect Windows Server 2008 0:00:00 0.019 1.090 0.112 0.227 0.455

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Web.com, New York Internet, Virtual Internet and Hosting 4 Less had the most reliable hosting company sites in July 2009, with each site only failing to respond to a single request from our performance monitors.

This is Web.com's first appearance as joint number one. Web.com is the only company in this month's top ten whose site is served by Microsoft IIS/5.0. Web.com offers a variety of Linux, Windows and eCommerce hosting packages, as well as managed email and domain name registration, and web design services.

This month is New York Internet's fifth at the top of the table this year. They also made the number one spot in January, February, April and May. New York Internet offer colocation, dedicated servers, disaster recovery, web hosting, E-mail, DSL access and managed services.

This is the second month this year in which Virtual Internet has been joint first, and it has stayed in the top ten since April. Virtual Internet offer managed and cloud hosting as well as managed messaging and collaboration services.

Hosting 4 Less are one of the most reliable hosting companies for the third time this year, after coming joint first in March and April. Hosting 4 Less are based in California, and offer web, FTP and eCommerce hosting. They also run backup4less, an online backup service.

This month's top ten sees three company sites using Windows (including Windows Server 2008, 2003 and 2000), as well as three running FreeBSD and two running Linux.

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.