Originally posted by N_F_S The title says it all. I have seen 100Mbit, 10Mbps, what's the difference between them and what is considered as a fast speed?
'Fast' is variable.
10 megabits will theorhetically allow you to transfer around a megabyte a second. For some, that'd be a real limiting factor. For others, it'd be so much speed as to be a non-issue.
Question is - what do you want to do with that bandwidth?
Originally posted by N_F_S Do we count download/upload speed per second? I haven't seen any host companies providing this info.
That's mostly because it's a large variable. I can download here at 3 megabits a second. But across town on the same ISP I can only get 2 because they overload their routers and very much oversell their bandwidth over there.
The 'internet chain' is only as strong as the weakest link, is the best way to put it. What you're referencing specifically is port speed that the server is connected to the internet at, and is thus a bad measure.