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Connection Speed of Servers?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by arrow02, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. arrow02

    arrow02 Active Member

    Feb 23, 2003
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    I’m posting this mostly out of curiosity than anything else.

    What would be the minimum connection speed for a server with 150 accounts on it?

    Account sizes would be mostly on the smaller side with low to medium traffic usage.

    I realize that T1 is the norm but like I said I am mostly curious to know what the minimum upload speed should be.

    Thanks to all that reply,
  2. bamasbest

    bamasbest Well-Known Member

    Jan 10, 2004
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    Architecture, speed, peering and network security all come to mind IMO.

    Why have a virtual hosting server on an OC-12 if the network port isn't but a 10 MB/s? As well, if there are no bonded backbones to the DC and good redundancy, your "effective/realizable" speed will never live up to anything more than the network's limitations.

    Personally, I use one of the most expensive co-lo's around, but having been with them for over 5 years, I know that if I detect any latency that BGP doesn't immediately correct, I can just pickup the phone and the techs at the NOC will manually tweak outbound traffic for me.

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