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  1. #1
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    what is the difference between 10mbit and 100mbit port speed?

    what is the difference between 10mbit and 100mbit port speed?

    i have site used over 2000gb bandwidth per month at 100 mbit port speed ,i am thinking about going unmetered with $100 extra but port speed would be reduced to 10mbit...

    I need your advice friends

  2. #2
    Well if you constantly transfer traffic @ 10mbit you can technically do 2500 GB+ a month or something of that magnitude.

    But the only downside is if you have peak hours your users will have slower speed depending on how many connections/downloads are running in parallel.
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  3. #3
    I'm guessing you may have a SoftLayer server (I could be wrong though).


    A 100Mbit port would give you up to 100Mbit (12.5MBPS) in speeds.
    A 10Mbit port would give you up to 10Mbit (1.5MBPS) in speeds.


    The 100Mbit port is faster, but is limited to the amount of transfer you have.

    I would recommend trying to figure out how much bandwidth (speed) you use (on a chart or something) on a week/month basis, if you use more then 10Mbit (1.5MBPS), you NEED to stick with the 100Mbit port so then you don't max out your connection.

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    Does your current provider offer your MRTG or some other similar bandwidth usage graphs? Those will show where you peak at bandwidth-wise and give you a feel for whether or not 10 Mbps is adequate.

    If not, consider installing MRTG on your own local machine and using it to graph your usage.
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  5. #5
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    thank friend s for the reply please see the attachment graph

    http://www.webhostingtalk.com/attach...1&d=1205866455
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    You may save a little money bumping to unmetered 10 Mbit. But it's going to limit any real room for growth.

    Can you upgrade to a larger "per-gigabyte" plan with your current provider to get rid of the "overage blocks"?

    Meaning $100 to upgrade to unmetered 10 Mbit will buy you a little room at best; how much would bumping up to their next metered plan cost you?
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  7. #7
    yeah 10 mbit port just save money if you dont need huge traffic.

  8. #8
    according to that graph you do occasionally go over 10Mbps. You would have packet loss during those times if you went with 10Mbps unmetered AND were capped at 10Mbps...some companies allow you to burst and you just pay overage per Mbps based on 95th percentile.
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