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  1. #1
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    10mbit v 100mbit uplink?!

    It may seem obvious but could I get some feedback on what we think of either of these for a dedicated server?

    Thanks.

    hugh

  2. #2
    Both can be used for a dedicated server and that is why they are being provided.

    100mbit is in theory 10x faster than the 10mbps port. For standard web hosting, the 10mbps port is more than sufficient. If you however host very busy websites or one with lots of downloads or streaming media where latency is an important issue then opt for the 100mbps port.

    Of course, if your provider charges for bandwidth used and if your site is busy, you may land up paying quite a hefty bit of bandwidth overage charges with the 100mbps port.

    It would be prudent to opt for the standard 10mbps port for the start then check your bandwidth utilization charge and if it is always hitting the maximum then it might be time to opt for the 100mbps port. For the most of us, the 10mbps in itself would be an overkill.

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  4. #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by eddy2099
    Both can be used for a dedicated server and that is why they are being provided.

    100mbit is in theory 10x faster than the 10mbps port. For standard web hosting, the 10mbps port is more than sufficient. If you however host very busy websites or one with lots of downloads or streaming media where latency is an important issue then opt for the 100mbps port.

    Of course, if your provider charges for bandwidth used and if your site is busy, you may land up paying quite a hefty bit of bandwidth overage charges with the 100mbps port.

    It would be prudent to opt for the standard 10mbps port for the start then check your bandwidth utilization charge and if it is always hitting the maximum then it might be time to opt for the 100mbps port. For the most of us, the 10mbps in itself would be an overkill.
    Great thanks, this answers my question very nicely...

  5. #5
    Request a copy of your MRTG reports from your hosting provider. This should make it rather easy to decide what is best for you. Just to give you a frame of reference on bandwidth....a T1 line is 1.54 Mbps, so you can see 10Mbps is quite a bit. If you choose the 10Mbps option and start getting packet loss, that is your que to look into a higher cap. Good luck.

  6. #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by HivelocityGM
    Request a copy of your MRTG reports from your hosting provider. This should make it rather easy to decide what is best for you. Just to give you a frame of reference on bandwidth....a T1 line is 1.54 Mbps, so you can see 10Mbps is quite a bit. If you choose the 10Mbps option and start getting packet loss, that is your que to look into a higher cap. Good luck.
    Can you elaborate on how to determine packet loss?

  7. #7
    MRTG reports don't show you packet loss, but you can be sure when your bandwidth usage is nearly max out your 10 mbps pipe.
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  8. #8
    usualy hosts sell 10mbps capped.

  9. #9
    100Mbit 4 lyfe

  10. #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by LxMxFxD
    100Mbit 4 lyfe
    That was almost useful.

    10mbit is usually fine for most uses. Just upgrade when you need more. You can detect packet loss by pinging your server.

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