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How can I measure the upload speed of a file sent to a PHP script to handle on an Apache server?

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Hello,  I've set up an HTML file upload form to upload large files (about 150 megabytes).  Changed the php.ini settings to accept large file upoads to:
memory_limit=50M
post_max_size=700M
file_uploads=On
upload_max_filesize=700M

But the uploads for 150 megabyte files are quite slow.  Takes over 30 minutes.  And takes about 30-35 to FTP it using Dreamweaver.  To me that is too long, I don't believe it takes that long to upload a file that like in Dreamweaver.
1.  What can I do to measure the server speed of the upload like bytes per second?  And can I measure my own connection speed to (if that is important)?
2.  What can I do to improve my upload times?  Do I need to get a new shared hosting account?  Can I boost my bandwidth some other way?  Is there a server measurement when I'm looking for a new host that can let me know how fast uploads will be?
Thanks!!
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check these out
these are flash and php based file uploads

http://www.fileflash.com/program/25299/
http://swfupload.mammon.se/index.php

The first one has a speed indicator also
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Go through this site : http://www.webdice.org/uber_uploader/
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Thanks fellas!!
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