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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009

    Is this slow for a 100MBPS powered VPS?

    I'm currently transferring my files from my VPS Servers.

    The Source file is from this VPS;

    Windows Server 2003
    100MBPS Port
    Hosted at ServerComplete's Atlanta, GA DC.

    and I'm downloading the file from;

    Centos 5.3 w/ Cpanel
    100MBPS Port
    Hosted at Futurehosting's Dallas, TX DC

    So the question is, Is it slow to get only around 300-800k/s download speed on a 100MBPS port powered VPS?

    [email protected] [~]# wget http://66.71.***.***/
    --12:11:26-- http://66.71.***.***/
    Connecting to 66.71.***.***:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 4337466846 (4.0G) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `'

    7% [=> ] 323,683,764 294K/s eta 1h 40m

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    There are many factors which could effect the speeds.

    Possibly there was a lot of traffic during the time of transfer which caused speeds to slow. Maybe the upload speed from your other server could be low?

    Again there is some distance between the two servers which definitely plays a role, even though it may not be very much. I've found the distance to be roughly: 716 miles/1151 km.

    On your new server run some speed tests from various other locations and see how it goes.

    Give this a go, I saw someone else using it to test their speed and got good results.

  3. #3
    Yes that is slow for 100mbps. 10.5mb is about right for 100mbps port.
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  4. #4
    I would recommend that you run tests to check for packet loss and high latency between these two locations, such as an extended series of pings or MTR. Packet loss and latency are the most common causes of poor TCP transfer performance.

    If you see packet loss, MTR should show you where it starts, and you can contact whichever provider is closest to the problem hop to ask them for more assistance with it. Packet loss is usually caused by a saturated link or by error-prone equipment (such as dirty fiber).
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  5. #5
    That's quite slow. Distance will not be a factor in overall transfer rate, only latency.
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Jax, FL
    Since the source files are on one of our boxes, can you try downloading the test file from the Network page on our website? It is on the same network on a different box so that will rule out that it is related to your VPS with us. At that point I would suggest reversing the roles of the servers and download from your FH one to the one you have with us.

    You may also want to go try some various different test download files to the FH VPS and see what the results are.
    Daniel | Server Complete, LLC
    Windows VPS // Dedicated Servers // Backup Services
    Wholly owned hardware and self operated network (AS19531) in Jacksonville, FL

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Darwin, Australia
    I have a backup VPS with Server Complete in Atlanta GA

    This was the test I got to Softlayer TX:

    # wget
    Resolving, 2607:f0d0:1000:11:1::1
    Connecting to||:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 104874307 (100M) [application/zip]
    Saving to: `'
    100%[=======================================>] 104,874,307 3.60M/s   in 38s
    18:11:15 (2.62 MB/s) - `' saved [104874307/104874307]
    Graham Craig


  8. #8
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Looks slow for a 100Mbps link, although it will be a shared link and not a dedicated 100Meg so could be that other users are bursting the connection.
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  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2004
    It could also be the ftp/web server or the firewall on either servers that might be restricting it to a limited speed..

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