Question

Slow Droplet upload speed. Is this normal for DigitalOcean?

Posted March 20, 2020 737 views

Retrieving speedtest.net configuration…

Testing from DigitalOcean, LLC (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx)...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by Sonic.net, Inc. (San Jose, CA) [9.99 km]: 2.461 ms
Testing download speed................................................................................
Download: 2501.45 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed......................................................................................................
**Upload: 4.17 Mbit/s**
edited by bobbyiliev

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Hi there @Divert,

I remember answering a similar question a few months ago here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/questions/why-the-vast-differences-in-upload-and-download-speeds

Basically, the speedtest-cli command that comes out of the default apt repository is faulty and is not presenting correct details. What you should try doing is using the latest version of the speedtest-cli binary:

wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py

Then make run the test again:

python speedtest.py

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Bobby

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