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Aruba kicked off 2022 with the most reliable hosting company site in January, continuing to top the table from December 2021. The top six hosting company sites each responded to all of Netcraft’s requests in January and were separated by average connection time. Aruba provides hosting, cloud and digital signature services, fibre optic internet, digital preservation, and much more. The company has data centres across Europe in the UK, Germany, Czechia, Poland, Italy and France.
Rackspace and Hyve Managed Hosting came in second and third in January, which means the podium places are unchanged from December 2021. Rackspace provides a wide variety of cloud services from its global network of over 50 locations across five continents. Hyve offers cloud hosting, dedicated servers and managed services from data centres in 34 locations around the world.
Eight of the top 10 hosting company sites used Linux in January, continuing the dominance of Linux. FreeBSD made an appearance in eighth place with New York Internet and 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.