100Mbps or 10Mbps uplink port dedicated server
10Mbps or 100Mbps uplink port speed, What should I choose when I'am purchasing a dedicated server?
Dedicated hosting providers offers dedicated servers with 100Mbps uplink port speed, other 10 Mbps uplink port speed. what's Uplink Port Speed ? What's the difference between 10Mbps & 100Mbps uplink port speed ??
An uplink port is a port set aside for you to connect one piece of networking equipment to another. In fact, the uplink port speed is the speed of the data transfer between the dedicated server and the router to the backbone. Mbps is the connection speed, data tranferred per second in MegaBits. 100Mbps is about ten times faster than 10Mbps.
To measure the real Monthly Data transfer used by your dedicated server you have to use use the following equation:
Monthly Average Out + Monthly Average In / 8 bits x 60 seconds x 60 minutes x 24 hours x 30.5 days = total bandwidth used for the month.
Please read How is measured the monthly bandwidth usage fore more info.
For understanding network speed, Find here some calculations:
1Mbps = 320GB Per Month ( 10GB per day of data transfer )
10Mbps = 3200GB Per Month ( 104GB per day of data transfer)
100Mbps = 32000GB per Month ( 1049GB per day of data transfer)
If the Monthly data transfer of your dedicated server is no more than 700GB per Month (22GB per day) a 10Mbps uplink port speed should be perfect. In the
other cases the a 100Mbps uplink port speed is recommended. it should help during the peek hours, the network latency will be much less and files served much faster.
However a 10Mbps uplink port speed can be interesting if you want save a lot of money on your bandwidth overage invoice during the peek hours.