Upload and download speed of a droplet

April 10, 2015 31.2k views

Hello, What is the public upload and download speeds of a droplet?

5 Answers

Is that a gigabit up and down?

  • Each physical hypervisor node has multiple 1Gbps network links (up and down). These connections are shared by the droplets on the node. It is possible but problematic for a droplet to exceed 1Gbps but this will usually result in issues as it would be detected as potential flooding (outbound) or a potential DDoS attack (inbound).

    You should expect and plan on 300Mbps of available bandwidth (up and down) in order to plan your deployment and get the most out of your services.


I’m transfering my website.tar.gz from take2hosting.com but the speed is very low, only 1MB/s , do you sure that it is really 1 Gbps bandwidth?

  • I know I am late and an authority on nothing, but some external factors could be distance between you and your droplet as well as your home/work network’s speed limit.

All droplets are connected via 1Gbps network connections. We ask that in practice if your app or service will utilize a lot of bandwidth that you limit the throughput you use to 300Mbps.

How can you limit the throughput?

  • VERY late on this, but:

    Depends on your setup. On linux+IPTables, you could probably use something like
    ~ iptables -A OUTPUT -p tcp/udp –sport x -j APPCONTROl
    ~ iptables -A INPUT -p tcp/udp –dport x -j APP
    ~ iptables -A APPCONTROL -m hashlimit –hashlimit-name app-control-bw –hashlimit-upto 300mb/s -j ACCEPT
    ~ iptables -A APP

I had this same issue (FreeBSD 11.1)

Stopping ipfw (/etc/rc.d/ipfw stop) worked went from ~1 MBps up to 10MBps (80 Mbps) not bad.

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