In June 2022, the most reliable hosting company site was that of Aruba, who jumped up the leaderboard by nine places compared to last month. Aruba provides a range of services including hosting and domains, cloud computing, and dedicated servers, with data centres in Italy and the Czech Republic.
In June, the top five companies, which included Bigstep and Pair Networks, responded to all of Netcraft’s requests. In addition, Linux proved to be the most popular operating system, being used by seven out of the top ten hosting companies, whilst Aruba and Swishmail used an unidentified OS. NYI was the only company in the top ten using FreeBSD.
Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of around fifteen 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.