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How Can I Boost Download Speeds?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO' started by Skandr, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Skandr

    Skandr Newbie

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    Hello,

    I run a downloads website. Recently people have started complaining that files are taking quite a long time to download. I want to provide the best experience for my users, so what is the best way to have incredibly high download speeds?

    I would like to point out that I am using a dedicated server.

    Any insight into this would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    You can increase the download speed with talking to your host to increase bandwidth ...

    Or can make all users only upload compressed files only ...

    That it truthfully

    Or move to a big vps or self server
    With more bandwidth
     
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  3. Skandr

    Skandr Newbie

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    I already have unlimited bandwidth on my dedicated server.
     
  4. PowerPath

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    Unlimited bandwidth means you are allowed to us maximum network speed by your hosting company, no server can have 'unlimited' bandwidth.
     
  5. Skandr

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    I stand corrected - just checked and I'm on 33 TB bandwidth.
     
  6. SEOGAINZz

    SEOGAINZz Newbie

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    If you are already at max bandwidth, try the following:

    1. Minimize HTTP Requests


    2. Reduce server response time

    3. Enable compression

    4. Enable browser caching


    5. Minify Resources

    6. Optimize images


    7. Optimize CSS Delivery

    8. Prioritize above-the-fold content

    9. Reduce the number of plugins you use on your site

    10. Reduce redirects
     
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  7. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    Just make user upload zip's only .
     
  8. Skandr

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    All files are compressed.
     
  9. Nam Hai

    Nam Hai Registered Member

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    Download speed and bandwidth are two different things mate, you should tell us what is your actual Mbps/Gbps
     
  10. Zensurean

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    Upload files on google drive
     
  11. proxygo

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    I stand corrected - just checked and I'm on 33 TB bandwidth.
    33TB bandwidth is only = to 100MB download speed,

    my home broaardband offers 100mb as there lowest download package
    upto 300mb,


    and 33tb is storage space not speed
    sounds to me you need to increase the 100MB download speed you have.
    run this speed test give us your results http://beta.speedtest.net/
     
  12. Skandr

    Skandr Newbie

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    I'm currently on 1 mbps/Gbps.
     
  13. redarrow

    redarrow Elite Member

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    How big are the files getting uploaded to your website?

    How long do they take uploading these files.

    How are you letting them upload with?
    Php upload only?

    You need to look into ftp by php i think ...guess you ant said much in current setup
     
  14. Nam Hai

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    1 Mbps is nothing, maybe you meant 100 Mbps or 1 Gbps? Anyway, optimize your server configuration and/or increase this size (buying a more powerful server or buying more Mbps/Gbps if your provider allow it) are the only available option to fix your problem I guess
    If 1Gbps then it's a lot, if this is the case are you sure it's not just the burst?
     
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  16. Skandr

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    This is what my hosting provider said.

    "At present uplink of your server is 1Gbps but it may not be dedicated." What does he mean by it may not be dedicated?
     
  17. redarrow

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    It might be used via other files or people , can be lower then said

    Do you understand the concept of a person from home downloading .

    A home line can only download what there line can handle .

    So if they upload on a 20meg line that it there going to be slow
     
  18. Skandr

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    Ok got it, thanks.
     
  19. redarrow

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    You got a 1gbit line that 1000mbps

    Home lines are not that big so your clients should be uploading slow but fast with there line size....

    Who told you that your downloads are slow can we see some stats please ?
     
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