Join 1M+ other developers and:
- Get help and share knowledge in Q&A
- Subscribe to topics of interest
- Get courses & tools that help you grow as a developer or small business owner
OpenVPN on VPS (1GB RAM) only getting 50Mbps down on 300Mbps connection
I’ve got a 1GB VPS running CentOS 7 that I am using for OpenVPN from my home. I have a 300Mbps connection, and without VPN I get anywhere between 300-350Mbps. Using PIA the speed drops a bit, but it’s still over 300Mbps. If I used my OpenVPN Windows client to my DO VPS it’s never more than 55Mbps.
Without VPN I have done a DO speedtest (here) to NYC1 where my VPS is located and it’s over 250Mbps. I’ve also run speedtest-cli from my VPS and it’s getting 608Mbps down / 391Mbps up.
So, question is why am I only getting 55Mbps using my OpenVPN client? I’ve even tried another VPS running Ubuntu, but it performed exactly the same. I’m pulling my hair out!
Any help would be appreciated!
These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.×