How do I limit my droplet network speed?

Posted September 28, 2016 2.7k views
NetworkingUbuntu 16.04

I have been asked to limit my network speed to 200Mbps because of my droplets high network usage. DO does not have anything in the control panel to do this. I am not sure the correct/best way to do this within my droplet.


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  • I am using Nginx and have attempted to rate limit each download. However I would rather use a global limit to make sure that the overall limit is not exceeded.

    I have tried ethtool but is has not worked for some reason

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is it http traffic? what are we thinking of here? .. there are modules for limiting bandwidth in apache/nginx .. you could also just setup a second droplet or use a CDN.