Will allowing people to download via my digitalocean ftp cause lag?

Posted March 1, 2016 1.2k views

Mind my english, but lets say if i’m using digitalocean to host a server where people are connected and ping is very important to them. At the same time, because there is alot of space in my digitalocean droplet, I decide to upload files onto the ftp and let people download them, will the downloads affect my server?

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A droplet should easily be able to do 300Mbps consistently. There are a couple things that can slow down your connections:

1.) Overworking the CPU/Memory. If the server has to wait on CPU resources to respond to a request it will slow it down. Serving static files over HTTP that you are uploading via FTP/SFTP would have little affect on this. Giving remote users access to an authenticated FTP service would be a slightly higher load but not much.

2.) Saturating the network interface. If your other services are already using the available bandwidth, adding additional services will slow things down.

In general you should be OK.