Netcetera had the most reliable hosting company site in February, successfully responding to all of Netcraft’s requests. Netcetera has maintained an uptime of 99.994% over the last year, and 99.96% over the last 12 years. The company is based on the Isle of Man and provides carbon-neutral shared, dedicated, and cloud hosting.
Qube Managed Services took second place with only a single failed request. This is Qube’s fifth consecutive month in the top two positions of the most reliable hosting company websites table. Qube recently partnered with Level 3 to provide a new DDoS protection service.
In third place is Krystal Hosting Ltd, which successfully responded to all but three of Netcraft’s requests. The UK-based company offers 100% SSD cloud VPS and hosting.
Nine of February’s ten most reliable hosting company sites were running Linux, with Swishmail being the only company which uses FreeBSD. Swishmail came in seventh with five failed requests. Swishmail, Webair and CWCS all successfully responded to the same amount of Netcraft’s requests, so their average connection times were used to determine the ranking between them.
Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of around forty 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.