PHP file upload on shared hosting really slow? How can I measure/speed up?
Posted on 2007-11-23
Hello everyone, asked a few questions before regarding this topic and got some great answers. But now I wanna take it a step further.
I have made a file upload form sent to a PHP page to handle the file. I also used a Perl script to give a progress meter for the upload.
The progress meter shows that for my godaddy shared hosting account the file upload moves at 50 kb/s . I want to find a way to speed this up. I know when I download a file from my gmail account, the file dialogue box that pops up downloads at like 350 kb/s .
Is there a way to throttle my godaddy shared hosting bandwidth? Or should I find a new hosting account? Is there a measurement I should look for to be able to see how fast I can upload at?
One more question is if 10 people upload a file at the same time at 50 kb/s, should one person be able to upload at like 500 kb/s? Does that make sense? What are the methods used to measure server speed?