Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in February 2019

Rank Performance Graph OS Outage
DNS Connect First
1 Rackspace Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.652 0.009 0.021 0.021
2 Bigstep Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.227 0.073 0.147 0.147
3 Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.378 0.088 0.263 0.263
4 Inc Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.417 0.007 0.021 0.022
5 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.165 0.069 0.139 0.139
6 Pair Networks unknown 0:00:00 0.005 0.334 0.093 0.187 0.187
7 Linux 0:00:00 0.009 0.263 0.012 0.036 0.036
8 EveryCity SmartOS 0:00:00 0.009 0.226 0.070 0.339 0.339
9 CWCS Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.009 0.289 0.077 0.155 0.155
10 Webair Linux 0:00:00 0.009 0.325 0.080 0.160 0.161

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Rackspace had the most reliable hosting company site in February 2019, and has now appeared in the top 10 eight times in the past 12 months. Rackspace offers a range of managed dedicated and cloud hosting solutions.

The top three hosting company sites responded to each of Netcraft's requests in February. Bigstep appears in second place, making February the third consecutive month it has appeared in the top three. Bigstep offers "bare metal" cloud hosting with the flexibility of virtual machines while also providing the isolation and efficiency of bare metal. returns to the top 10 for the first time since October 2018. offers a variety of internet services including a no-code website builder, 1-click WordPress installations, domain registrations and email hosting.

The next sites, placed fourth to sixth, failed to respond to one request from Netcraft. In fourth place is GoDaddy with the fastest average connection speed of 7ms. Hyve Managed Solutions appears in the top 10 for the fourth consecutive month, this time in fifth place. Pair Networks came sixth, with an average connection time of 93ms. The next four sites that made up the top 10 failed to respond to two requests from Netcraft in February 2019.

This month Linux is used by eight of the top 10, remaining the most popular choice. SmartOS makes an appearance in eighth place with EveryCity.

Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of around twenty 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. In the event the number of failed requests are equal then sites are ranked by average connection times.

Information on the measurement process and current measurements is available.