Aruba had the most reliable hosting company site in February 2022, continuing to top the table for the third consecutive month. Aruba provides hosting, cloud and digital signature services, fibre optic internet, digital preservation, and much more, with data centres across Europe in the UK, Germany, Czechia, Poland, Italy and France. The top nine hosting company sites each responded to all of Netcraft’s requests and were separated by average connection time.
Rackspace came in second place, keeping its second place podium spot for the third consecutive month and appearing in the top two for the fifth consecutive month. The company offers a variety of cloud hosting solutions from 19 data centres across five different continents in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. In third place, Bigstep provides bare metal hosting solutions from data centres in the UK and Romania with additional facilities in North America and Europe for project delivery.
Nine of the top 10 hosting company sites used Linux in February, with the operating system continuing its dominance in the table. Swishmail used an unidentified OS.
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.