Fremont, California – (The Hosting News) – September 12, 2008 – According to Netcraft, Internet backbone and colocation provider based in Fremont, California, Hurricane Electric, is considered the most reliable hosting company site for August, 2008.
The company specializes in colocation, dedicated servers, direct internet connections and web hosting using its own network, which uses multiple OC192s, OC48s and gigabit ethernet. Starting off in a garage in 1994, the company now owns serveral datacenters, including a 200,000 square foot facility in Fremont. Hurricane Electric was previously the most reliable hosting company in November 2007 Four of this month’s top hosting companies run Linux on their main sites, including Hurricane Electric. Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of fifty 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 Netcraft chooses to rank its table by fewest failed requests, rather than shortest periods of outage. Further information on the measurement process and current measurements are available.
Netcraft is an Internet services company based in Bath, England. Netcraft is funded through retained profit and derives its revenue in the following ways: Providing internet security services, including anti-fraud and anti-phishing services, application testing, code reviews, and automated penetration testing. Providing research data and analysis on many aspects of the Internet. Netcraft has explored the Internet since 1995 and is a respected authority on the market share of web servers, operating systems, hosting providers, ISPs, encrypted transactions, electronic commerce, scripting languages and content technologies on the Internet. Netcraft has a cosmopolitan client list, spread through the UK, the USA, mainland Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. Clients include Aegon, British Telecom, Capita, John Lewis, Lloyds of London, Microsoft, Rackspace, and Securicor. Bob Metcalfe, inventor of Ethernet, and co-founder of 3com, pronounced Netcraft ‘cool’, while Tim O’Reilly called www.netcraft.com the best known example of a site devoted to tracking technology on the Internet. Netcraft is company number 02161164 registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is 2 Belmont, Bath, BA1 5DZ, UK.
Hurricane Electric is an Internet Backbone and Colocation Provider specializing in Colocation, Dedicated Servers, Direct Internet Connections, and Web Hosting. Hurricane Electric operates its own global network, running multiple OC192s, OC48s, and Gigabit Ethernet. Founded in 1994, Hurricane Electric was started in a garage by founder and President Mike Leber in order to offer colocation, web hosting, dedicated servers, and Internet connections. Hurricane Electric now operates an International network as well as owns several datacenters, including the most recent 200,000 square foot Fremont 2 colocation facility.
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