I started using a VPS with HostGator not long ago, they have 9 levels of VPS and I started out with level 3.
I'm testing a page on the website and it doesn't take too long to load,
something like 2 second in my browser.
But I feel that the webpage is very small, so it should load faster.
So I tried downloading a 5 MB file from my VPS to my PC, I also tested the file on HostTracker.com, which let's you test download speeds for different places around the globe.
The average speed was 88 KB/Sec (both my PC and HostTracker)
According to the HostGator FAQ:
We provide a Gigabit uplink with a guaranteed 20mbit connection.
We traffic shape each container to 20mbit. We do not foresee a situation when we would not meet the 20mbit guarantee without the stability of the entire server being affected.
If the server does have an outage, not including regular maintenance, we will offer a prorated credit for the amount of downtime.
From my calculation 20Mbit means 2.5 MB (divided by 8),
if it's supposed to download at 2.5MB/s than it means there's a huge difference here?
The questions are:
Is my calculation correct, is the file really supposed to download at 2.5 MB/s? I realize not all PCs have a 2.5MB/s connection, but today most do, and I know I do.
Is this some kind of error? should I contact the hosting company?
When they write 20mbit connection it means 20mbit/sec right? can they mean something else?
Thank you a lot in advance!