Netcraft Continues to Rank Hostway the Most Reliable Hosting Company Site

For the Third Month This Year, Hostway Receives Award Recognizing Its High

Uptime and Fast Connection Time

Dec 19, 2005, 00:00 ET from Hostway Corporation

    CHICAGO, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostway Corporation, a leading provider
 of Web hosting and managed services, has been chosen by Netcraft as the most
 reliable hosting company site this month. This marks the third time this year
 that it has been on top of the performance rankings, having shared the top
 spot in May and September. This month was the first time since March that a
 single host stood alone as most reliable. This respected Web hosting industry
 authority selected as the most reliable Web site for
 hosting providers based on the lowest number of failed requests and speed of
 connection time.
     "Our customers' number one priority is having their Web sites up and
 running. At Hostway, we're no different. Netcraft's acknowledgement of our
 reliability reiterates our drive to provide our customers 99.99% uptime," said
 John Lee, vice president of marketing for Hostway.
     The award is based on the lowest number of failed requests and speed of
 connection time. The purpose of using these two measurements is to give the
 clearest indication of network capacity and congestions, with the least impact
 from the performance of the companies' own web servers.  Netcraft believes
 customers place more importance on the percentage of failed requests than
 outages on a hosting companies' site, as this gives an indication to the
 routing reliability.
     Netcraft measures and makes available the response times of fifty leading
 hosting providers' sites. The performance measurements are made at fifteen-
 minute intervals from eight separate points around the Internet, and averages
 are calculated over the immediately preceding 24-hour period.
     Hostway has been consistently recognized as a leading Web hosting provider
 by online hosting resources. TopHosts has ranked Hostway as the number one
 hosting provider from 2000-2005. Web Host Directory has rated Hostway the
 number one ecommerce Hosting Provider for the last three years and Host Index
 has crowned Hostway the Top Web Host in 1999-2002, 2004 and 2005.
     About Hostway
     Hostway Corporation provides Web hosting and managed services to more than
 300,000 customers worldwide. Hostway helps individuals, small businesses and
 large enterprises achieve more value from state-of-the-art Web-based
 technologies by reducing their complexity and cost. Founded in 1998, Hostway
 is one of the five largest Web hosting companies in the world with offices in
 North America (Chicago, Tampa, Austin and Vancouver), Europe (London,
 Frankfurt, Hannover and Amsterdam) Asia (Seoul) and Australia (Sydney). For
 more information about Hostway Corporation, please visit or call 1-866-467-8929.
     CONTACT:  Jennifer Mussman, Hostway (312) 994-7720,
               Drew Mitchell, Hostway, (312) 994-7714,

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