Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in May 2019

Rank Performance Graph OS Outage
DNS Connect First
1 Webair Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.341 0.078 0.156 0.157
2 Swishmail FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.000 0.257 0.090 0.181 0.183
3 Pair Networks Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.351 0.092 0.185 0.185
4 Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.416 0.094 0.189 0.189
5 Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.287 0.006 0.023 0.024
6 Rackspace Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.674 0.007 0.017 0.018
7 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.182 0.077 0.153 0.154
8 EveryCity SmartOS 0:00:00 0.005 0.251 0.077 0.372 0.372
9 Bigstep Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.261 0.079 0.161 0.161
10 ServerStack Linux 0:00:00 0.005 0.253 0.087 0.174 0.174

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Webair had the most reliable hosting company site in May 2019, responding to all of Netcraft's requests, and with an average connection time of 78ms. Webair provides a range of services including managed hosting solutions and high performance cloud environments.

The next three most reliable hosting company sites also responded to all of Netcraft's requests in May 2019 and were separated by average connection time. Swishmail, Pair Networks and were placed second, third and fourth with average connection times of 90ms, 92ms and 94ms. Swishmail is a New York based hosting and email solutions provider.

The remaining six sites that make up the top 10 each failed to respond to one request. appears in fifth with the fastest average connection time among the top 10 of 6ms. has appeared in the top 10 every month so far in 2019, and has had the most reliable hosting company site twice in that period.

Linux continues to be the predominantly used operating system, powering eight of the top ten sites. FreeBSD makes an appearance in second place with Swishmail and SmartOS appears in eighth 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.