Does internet speed affect hosting speed?

April 2, 2011 at 04:42:12
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Are the users' download speeds depend on the hosting company's owner's internet speed? Let say if I was running my own server with my internet speed 1mb and LAN 100mbps, are my clients' download speeds restricted to maximum 1mb of any content from my server?

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#1
April 2, 2011 at 05:00:35
Yes they are. And you should also take into account the fact that the upload speed on ADSL is considerably less than the download speed (although your clients are downloading, your server is uploading); that combined with the fact that there may be several clients downloading at once affects the download speed from your server.

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#2
April 2, 2011 at 05:31:24
Let say if I was running my own server with my internet speed 1mb and LAN 100mbps, are my clients' download speeds restricted to maximum 1mb of any content from my server?

If you have a 1 Mbps pipe to the internet, your remote clients share that bandwidth. The rule of networking is you're only as fast as your slowest link. In this case your internet connection is 1 Mbps and your LAN is 100 Mbps. Ergo, external (remote) clients can only download at the rate of the external link.

As ijack pointed out, your actual upload rate is limited by your ISP. On a 1 Mbps internet connection I would expect no more than 512 K and possibly only 128. For a reasonably accurate measure, google "bandwidth speedtest" and run two or three different ones to compare what they say you have.

The other thing to keep in mind is that a remote client will always use as much of the available bandwidth as possible. The more users, the less available bandwidth per user. If you get too many users at one time trying to download, everybody's download will slow down to a complete crawl. It goes without saying this will slow you down as well since it eats up a goodly portion of your available bandwidth.

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#3
April 2, 2011 at 05:40:40
thank guys, your replies are very helpful!

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