DO Ideas 2

Limit internet speed for instance and show it on frontpage

it's really disappointing when you create a instance and try to get some files from another location, in site cover they say's 1 Gbps speed network with no bandwidth meter, but in real world, with a micro instance, i got maximum ~18 Mbps.

18 mbps for a site hosting and many server application is more than enough, but it would be clear on DO site so people can know exactly what they are buying!

  • Anonymous
  • Sep 11 2018
  • Will not implement
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  • Moisey Uretsky commented
    September 11, 2018 19:35

    The virtual server is not limited however even on a 1Gbps connection you will not receive 1Gbps download speeds to remote locations, this is because of the bandwidth delay product which specifies that the maximum throughput you can achieve is relative to the bandwidth speed at both ends and the latency between them.

    So if you are downloading from a location that is more than 1ms away then your maximum theoretical throughput begins to decrease.


  • Anonymous commented
    September 11, 2018 19:35

    And please excuse my bad english, Brasilian guy here xD