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WTF is up with my server upload speed

37KB/s just does'nt seem right



8:36 pm on Apr 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Been frustrated with this for a while. I dont't understand whats going on when i upload to my website. I start out at almost 200KB/s and it immediatley drops to between 20-40 KB/s.
Can someone comfirm thats normal or should i change hosts?


9:47 pm on Apr 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Why would you think this is normal? Make sure it's not your connection.


10:37 pm on Apr 3, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Sounds like a classic ADSL upload speed. At the start of the session, the data might be buffered and you get an artificially high bandwidth result. As the upload progresses, a more realistic upload rate kicks in. At a guess, it is a 300 Kb to 400Kb upstream. That's Kilobits. KiloBytes are different. A 300 KiloBit/s upload is approximately a 37.5 KiloByte/second upload (8 bits = 1 byte). ADSL is asymmetric by nature with a larger download bandwidth and a smaller upload bandwidth. Without knowing what kind of service you are using, this is just a guess.


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