Super Super slow uploads to the DO spaces. How to solve that?

I am using presigned URLs to upload the file. Uploading files from the client to the server takes way longer than expected. The upload speed is like 160 KB/s, even though I have an internet connection with 50 Mbps.

It’s not just presigned URLs; I have also used boto.upload_file() and faced the similar issue. I also asked a friend to try out the codebase so he can confirm the issue, and he also encountered the exact same problem. I have tried multiple DigitalOcean (DO) regions. This issue is killing our product. We need a resolution urgently. Our users can’t upload the file, and they think the upload is stuck.

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September 29, 2023


In which region is the bucket located? Have you tried using different client to upload the file?

You can use tools like mtr or ping to measure network latency to your Space. It will give some basic information on the network to check if the connection is delayed on certain load point.

Test with files of various sizes to see if the upload speed is consistently slow across different file sizes or if it’s more pronounced with larger files. You can test upload speeds using bucket in different region to check if the behaviour follows.


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