Most Reliable Hosting Company Sites in March 2016

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Rank Performance Graph OS Outage
hh:mm:ss Failed
Req% DNS Connect First
byte Total
1 Qube Managed Services Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.148 0.058 0.118 0.118
2 Netcetera Linux 0:00:00 0.000 0.078 0.082 0.166 0.166
3 Datapipe Linux 0:00:00 0.008 0.158 0.012 0.024 0.031
4 Kattare Internet Services Citrix Netscaler 0:00:00 0.008 0.518 0.116 0.231 0.231
5 Inc Linux 0:00:00 0.013 0.244 0.006 0.018 0.018
6 ServerStack Linux 0:00:00 0.013 0.130 0.066 0.132 0.132
7 Linux 0:00:00 0.013 0.267 0.081 0.163 0.163
8 Hyve Managed Hosting Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.230 0.059 0.118 0.119
9 Pair Networks FreeBSD 0:00:00 0.017 0.239 0.070 0.142 0.142
10 Anexia Linux 0:00:00 0.017 0.197 0.085 0.181 0.181

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Qube had the most reliable hosting company site in March, responding to all of Netcraft's requests. This continues Qube's strong performance from last year, where it placed in the top ten in eight months of 2015, and both January and February of 2016. Qube is based in London and offers a range of managed services, including private cloud hosting, from data centres in London, New York and Zurich.

In a very close second place, Netcetera also responded to every Netcraft request, but with a slightly longer average connection time. Netcetera owns and operates a carbon neutral data centre on the Isle of Man, and recently celebrated its 20th birthday, having been in the hosting business since 1996.

Datapipe takes third place in March, with two failed requests. Datapipe has an exceptionally consistent record for reliability, with its site maintaining 100% uptime over 10 years, and appearing in the top ten list on 42 occasions over the last 48 months.

Linux remains the most common choice of operating system amongst the most reliable hosting company sites, powering eight out of the top ten. Citrix Netscaler and FreeBSD also make an appearance, being employed by Kattare Internet Services and Pair Networks respectively.

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.

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