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  1. #1
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    Ideal transfer rate

    What should be ideal transfer rate when testing server speed.

  2. #2
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    Ideal for what service?

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    webserver for http service.

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    That would depend pretty heavily on the type of site. I guess IDEAL for most any site would be 1 gigabit, but i have never had a host that fast. Out of all the services ive tried ive seen between 5 and 80megabit. For just a standard page with few downloads offered a standard 10 megabit connection is fine, which i would expect to benchmark coast to coast at atleast 50% of the rated speed.
    Its all pretty much opinion though, depending on how many hits your looking for, and what type of content your serving.
    I ussually try to go for 100megabit links with a transfer limit, so i dont have to pay a ton for unmetered, but can still burst pretty high if needed, just incase.

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    It would be rather clear if i say that i have tested my dedicated which is having 80kbps max transfer rate. what does it mean is it too slow ?

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    References http://www.webhostingtalk.com/showthread.php?t=575332

    You should probably contact your host on issues like that.

    Look at your terms of service and what exactly you paid for. Granted, 80kbps or even 80KBps on a 10Mbps port is very low. But without knowing if you've agreed to having bought shared bandwidth on a highly oversold saturated host... there could be numerous other reasons why it's going so slow.

    Where is your server located, where are you downloading/uploading from in your tests... provide a traceroute...

    Server load? How much bandwidth is it pushing out currently for other things?

  7. #7
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    Well, first thing i would check, is how are you testing it ?
    Are you downloading to your own connection ? If so, how fast is your rated connection speed from your isp? Whats your average download speed from other sites ?

    edit: If you want other people with (maybe?) faster connections to do a speed test for you, you could provide a link on here and i atleast will post results. ohh oops, looks like most of this was already asked

  8. #8
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    Thanks for answering.
    My speed has inscresed upload 10x means having transfer rate of 700kbps now. My NIC was set to 1/2 duplex.
    I guess a ideal server should have over 500kbps transfer rate raw. Isnt it ?

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    I'm not sure why "as fast as possible" isn't a good answer here...

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