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Old 03-14-2012, 08:40 AM   #1
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Server Upload Speed


Hi,

I am interested in buying a server I want to setup at home. Have just one question:

What is the minimum upload speed a server should have?
The best provider in my country offers 100MB download and 7MB upload speeds for residential customers.

Can someone offer advice here?

Regards
Aubrey Bourke.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 11:25 AM   #2
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Network speed really has nothing to do with choosing the server you want, especially if the max you're gonna get is 7MB out of all available ISP's. Most servers are gonna be equipped with network interfaces that can handle a gig connection.
 
Old 03-14-2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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Speed

Almost any new machine you purchase, server class or not, is likely to be far faster than your available network speed.
Ho well it will serve depends upon what you plan to do with it.
I have run web servers on much smaller pipes than that and no one could complain about speed.
(Using hand-edited HTML with CSS, XITAMI or LIGHTTPD software, little CGI, few small graphics, and coding for efficiency.)

For an SFTP or FTP server a thin pipe has more impact, but for many things your are not passing large enough files to hit the wall unless your load goes /. on you.
 
  


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