Aplus.Net has received the “#1 Shared Hosting Web Speed” award for November 2006 from RealMetrics, LLC, a leading Internet performance research firm that provides independent and objective performance metrics for the web hosting industry.
The award distinguishes Aplus.Net as the top web hosting provider in terms of web speed. Aplus.Net also received the RealMetrics award for shared hosting uptime in October 2006, and, as of December 12, was also ranked at first place on the RealMetrics list for both Shared hosting and Dedicated hosting. (Daily rankings fluctuate day-to-day, due to constant measurement).
RealMetrics results are based on actual accounts set up with hosting providers, with web speeds tested every 30 minutes from five different locations across the United States. Uptime is tested by frequent loading of the account’s HTTP address every 30 seconds, as opposed to the more common and less precise method of “pinging.” Support response time is also monitored by submitting a weekly support ticket.
“Aplus.Net is very pleased to receive this recognition from RealMetrics,” said Gabriel Murphy, Aplus.Net’s CEO. “We work hard to make sure our customers have the very best in uptime and support, and we’re happy to see our commitment to excellence validated by an esteemed and independent third party.”
"The performance we see from Aplus.Net is solid, month-in and month-out," stated Rick Ralston, RealMetrics Chief Executive, who went on to praise Aplus.Net for achieving the top spot in two back-to-back months. "After winning our October Shared Hosting 100% Uptime award, Aplus.Net turned around and landed our #1 Web Speed award for shared hosting for the second consecutive month.”
According to the RealMetrics website (realmetrics.com), more than 110,000 tests per day are performed on real Shared Hosting accounts. You can read more about RealMetrics and their methodology at their website. The RealMetrics name and logo are trademarks of RealMetrics, LLC.
A recognized industry leader since the Internet's commercial start in 1995, Aplus.Net specializes in helping small businesses build an online customer base with a comprehensive range of services that includes web hosting and design, dedicated servers, online marketing, e-commerce, domain name registration, and much more. Aplus.Net has been awarded many honors for excellence, including the prestigious CNET Editors' Choice Award, and has been featured in top U.S. business publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, Black Enterprise, and PC Magazine.