The web hosting company successfully responded to every Netcraft request from its monitoring system.
Despite having only monitored Serverstack for three months, the web host has solidified itself as one of the hosting websites with the fewest failed requests over that period.
This is particularly impressive when considering the web host’s servers are located in the area that was affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Rounding out the list are Swishmail in second, New York Internet in third, Datapipe in fifth and Reliable Servers in tenth, all of which are also hosted within the area which Hurricane Sandy ran its course.
The fact that there are five web hosting companies affected by Hurricane Sandy in the top ten most reliable hosting sites shows how events like grid blackouts, Hurricane Irene and the 9/11 terrorist attacks has led the Internet connectivity and web hosting industry to improving its resiliency in the US North East region.
Nine of the top 10 reliable hosting company sites for December are hosted on FreeBSD and Linux, while Windows specialists Server Intellect is running on Windows.
Server Intellect was second last month and regularly appears on Netcraft’s top ten most reliable hosting company sites.
Netcraft said it recently added for December a new performance measurement point hosted at Webair’s data center in Amsterdam, which brings its total number of measurement points to 11.
In evaluating the top 10 reliable web hosting companies, Netcraft measures and publishes the response times of about40 leading hosting providers’ sites.
Netcraft measures the hosting site’s performance at 15 minute intervals from separate points around the Internet, then calculates the averages over the next 24 hours.
Talk back: Did your web hosting site see any downtime as a result of Hurricane Sandy? Would you agree that data centers have become more resilient, based on the results of the most reliable hosting company sites for December 2012? Let us know in a comment.