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resetreset 01-09-2011 05:21 AM

What's the upload speed on 3G?
Can I host on it?


vectordrake 01-09-2011 11:23 AM

That depends on the provider you intend to use. I would suspect that hosting on 3G would be quite expensive. Here in Canada, the wireless provider would disable your account if you tried to host, as the data usage would be far too high (of course, they'd charge you more than enough to purchase a new car, as well).

jefro 01-09-2011 02:33 PM

I agree with vectordrake.

The speeds would be almost as bad a dial up in most plans. See the details on the plan you want. It may also run a ton of money by data use. Wireless tends to limit use and charge a lot if you go over.

Might look at hosted plans. They may not really end up costing much more than you'd have paid for the equipment and electricity to run your server.

resetreset 01-10-2011 02:43 AM


Originally Posted by vectordrake (Post 4218439)
as the data usage would be far too high

Eh, speak for yourself :), the sites *I* wanna do prolly don't take 5K a day :(

So - what's the actual speed then? Say for a 21.1 download speed as TataDocomo are advertising?

vectordrake 01-10-2011 06:58 AM

It would be best to contact the ISP

hughetorrance 01-10-2011 07:11 AM

A good guess might be a twenty to one ratio,that is upload will be twenty times less than the download.

resetreset 01-10-2011 08:38 AM

thx hugh

vectordrake 01-10-2011 08:39 AM

from their own site:

Q. What will be the uplink and downlink speeds under various plans?
A. You can enjoy an uplink speed upto 14.2 Mbps and down link speed of 21 Mbps.

ericson007 01-11-2011 04:40 PM

I currently have a 3g connection as well, in south africa however also at 21mbps, using speed test my uploads are about 3.82mbps. If you already have the device, check

okovalchuk 01-11-2011 11:21 PM


in theory 3G can support 56mbit/s down and 22mbit/s up, but it is nowhere near in real world due to bandwidth being shared by all users within single cell sector and amount of units your provider installed on the cell tower near you. So the answer is only empirical - or
also keep in mind latency is also a variable hosting if you want your site/application to be "snappy" hosting on 3G might kill it due to its natively higher latency.


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