The most reliable hosting company site in March 2022 was Aruba, which has now topped the table for four months in a row. Aruba provides hosting, cloud and digital signature services, fibre optic internet, digital preservation, and more. The company has data centres across Europe, in the UK, Germany, Czechia, Poland, Italy and France.
Rackspace appeared in second place once more, also appearing in this position for the fourth consecutive month. Rackspace provides a wide variety of cloud services from its global network of over 50 locations across five continents. Hyve Managed Hosting came in third place and has also appeared in the top 10 every month so far in 2022. Hyve offers cloud hosting, dedicated servers and managed services from data centres in 34 locations around the world.
Bigstep, ServerStack, Pair Networks and Multacom also responded to all of Netcraft’s requests in March and appeared in fourth place to seventh place.
Whilst Linux continued to dominate the top 10, being used by eight of the top 10, FreeBSD made an appearance in eighth place with New York Internet (NYI). Flexential was the remaining site in the top 10 that used Linux, appearing in ninth place. 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.