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Which is faster for you?

Discussion in 'Site & Server Administration' started by TheVisitors, Jun 12, 2014.

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Which was faster?

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  1. #1
    So I believe this is the right forum to do this, but if I'm in the wrong place, I hope a staff member will move this kindly. :)

    I have a few test download files and I need to know which one is faster from different locations. You don't have to finish the download as you should have a good idea in first 5 or 10 seconds what the average speed is.
    1. One
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    Once you finish testing, just vote in the poll (or you can share the speed).

    Thanks in advance to everyone this will be a big help :)
     
    TheVisitors, Jun 12, 2014 IP
  2. TheVisitors

    TheVisitors Greenhorn

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    #2
    http://webline-services.com/download/testfile.zip
    https://www.crocweb.com/100mbtest.bin
    http://wa-us-ping.vultr.com/vultr.com.100MB.bin
    http://www.hostmantis.com/testfile/testfile100.bin
    http://speedtest.dallas.linode.com/100MB-dallas.bin
    http://testfile.chi.steadfast.net/data.bin
    http://repos.lax-noc.com/speedtests/100mb.bin
     
    TheVisitors, Jun 12, 2014 IP
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    TheVisitors Greenhorn

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    #3
    Figures... The one time I need something on Digital Point and it's not working :(
     
    TheVisitors, Jun 12, 2014 IP
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    coolpavan Active Member

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    #4
    second file is downloading faster for me
    I am from India if that matters to you
     
    coolpavan, Jun 14, 2014 IP
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    MilesGeek Active Member Premium Member

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    #5
    If you want to find out the speed from any specific location then you should mention it in the post. This would help you to get the right results and right people would get involved into this task. :)
     
    MilesGeek, Jul 1, 2014 IP
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    TheVisitors Greenhorn

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    #6
    Was looking for "overall" (location world-wide)

    My traffic comes from

    25% North America
    25% Europe
    25% Asia
    22% Australia
    1% South America
    1% Africa
    1% Antarctica (have this 1 guy who is a scientific researcher)
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2014
    TheVisitors, Jul 2, 2014 IP
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    Cloudcandy Host Member

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    @TheVisitors The best thing would be for you to give one particular file to be downloaded and take the readings from that. Expecting someone download all the files is a little too much i assume
     
    Cloudcandy Host, Jul 2, 2014 IP
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    TheVisitors Greenhorn

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    #8
    I know which is faster for me. The idea was to find which was overall faster for everyone else (determine an average). It's completely voluntary of course. I posted this thread on a few other sites (beyond just digitalpoint).... Think I got more help on the other 17 places I posted this.

    But thank you for your feedback just the same :)
     
    TheVisitors, Jul 2, 2014 IP
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    Okay i understand it now, Had a confusion that you were looking for data regarding the location based speed :) Now that you have found a solution. Its great.
     
    Cloudcandy Host, Jul 2, 2014 IP
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    WSWD Well-Known Member

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    What difference does all this make? You went with the host that was supposedly the fastest for everybody else, and your site ended up being slow. You completely ignored the advice given in some of those 17 other places, went with the cheapest host you could find, and were then looking to move away, quite literally the next day.
     
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    #11
    This is not so.

    Went with the majority of the advice I was given and did not go cheap ($40 is fair market value). Did however underestimate the growth of my site and the resource limits.

    It's because the host is fast, that my site currently despite the bottleneck, downloads overall fairly well. It's the resource limit that is the bottleneck.
     
    TheVisitors, Jul 3, 2014 IP
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    DaiTengu Active Member

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    #12
    Testfiles aren't always the best example of how fast your website is going to be.

    If you're worried about speed to each region, pick a decent host who has a good reputation, and use something like Cloudflare in front of it (they have a free plan!).
     
    DaiTengu, Jul 20, 2014 IP
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    TheVisitors Greenhorn

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    @DaiTengu ha ha ha ha... NO. I avoid Cloudflare whenever possible. It slows down your site (always has). For a CDN you should use a real one such as Amazon Cloudfront. Finally, well known, does not necessarily make it good. A lot of people will still defend Hostgator (for example), but if you know anything, you know it's not "decent" by any means.
     
    TheVisitors, Jul 22, 2014 IP
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    @TheVisitors
    That's why I said decent, with a good reputation ;)

    Cloudflare, for the most part, has been good to me. While I've had some hiccups in Europe, it definitely sped up the site, especially for visitors from Asia and Europe. I did recently have to ditch it though, as we were getting hit with a DDoS that started spoofing cloudflare's IP range, and our DDoS shield wasn't all that happy about it.

    In the end, it's no substitution for proper optimization and caching done on your server, but, in a pinch, it makes things easier.
     
    DaiTengu, Jul 22, 2014 IP
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    #15
    Good reputation has no bearing when it comes to speed (OK, well not none, but not as much as you would think).

    As noted in post #1 I have picked some VERY good host in the past and the site was super fast for me and others, while some people found it at a snail speed. Geographics play a role sometimes and how things are networked between point A and point B (how ISP's route traffic) can still be a factor.

    The point of this test was to find the "overall average" (as best as possible); collective sum total of experience from a world-wide population.
     
    TheVisitors, Jul 22, 2014 IP