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    Dedicated Server Bandwidth Issues: Heart / Donhost / Webfusion 2mb/s or 100mb/s !

    Guys,

    If you have a heartinternet / don host or webfusion Dedicated server check your bandwidth!

    Recently set up one which are in a different DC to their shared servers and now I believe all combined with Don and Webf.

    Http seems all good but installing Wordpress plugins or transferring backups to dropbox were often slow.

    So i Started to do a test ever 15 mins - "wget -O/dev/null http://speedtest.tele2.net/100MB.zip"

    it was either 2mb/s or 100mb/s !!! I spent a long time making sure I hadnt screwed up but no!

    Quote from support "The issue arises from the network switch that handles uplink/downlink (connections) appointed to the physical server, since yes there is some truth in assuming this affects other servers, but not all."

    So go check your server!

    ps. they cannot give an ETA to resolve or refund money ... ive got a month =s value of credits to use against NEW purchases of things like domains
    Last edited by tecknaltd; 7th December 2016 at 10:53 AM.

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    Donhost.. there's a name from the past.
    Post isn't 100% clear - are you on a shared server or do you have your VPS/Dedicated server?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Donhost.. there's a name from the past.
    Post isn't 100% clear - are you on a shared server or do you have your VPS/Dedicated server?
    I'm guessing that "DS" = Dedicated Server.
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    Sorry ... yes- DS = Dedicated Server

    Support do not seem to be concerned it could be affecting all their dedicated server and is not listed on their status page...

    but they are now being taken over by Godaddy, so who knows what is next!

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    Most likely a duplex mis-match.
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    All they would say is "The issue arises from the network switch that handles uplink/downlink (connections) appointed to the physical server, since yes there is some truth in assuming this affects other servers, but not all"

    so try your own ..

    Ive also edited the thread title to include "dedicated server" ..so no misunderstanding

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecknaltd View Post
    All they would say is "The issue arises from the network switch that handles uplink/downlink (connections) appointed to the physical server, since yes there is some truth in assuming this affects other servers, but not all"

    so try your own ..

    Ive also edited the thread title to include "dedicated server" ..so no misunderstanding

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    Sounds like their network is congested to me. Do the variations in speed depend on the time of day? Do you see any packet loss?

    If they won't give you a proper explanation, let alone a resolution then I'd be voting with my wallet and taking my business somewhere more competent.
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    It was more of a case of warning to others ... shame I didnt find it until we had spent some time configuring and movin over a few important sites.

    We did the 100mb pull every 15mins and it didnt follow a pattern

    Happy to run other tests if people want to see anything...#

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