How can I measure the upload speed of a file sent to a PHP script to handle on an Apache server?
Posted on 2007-11-21
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:
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?