Ok I downloaded Abyss to host a site off my computer, now I was wondering since your connection needs to be a certain speed to get a reasonalble amout of people at any one time. I wanted to know what you may think about these connections and how many people you think could connect to your server at the same time...
How many people do you think could use the server at the same time if I had one of these connections?
IM not sure if there are any other connection types so stick with these.
Last edited by The Little Guy; 03-09-2004 at 07:04 PM.
26K 0 - 1... extreme lag zone
DSL -- assumeing a cap at 200 - 300k which is standard on upload for home dsl and cable... 1 - 2 without noticable lag, but do not push your luck doing your own hosting.
500K 3 - 4
750K 5 - 6 without it getting bad
T1 -- generally around 1.5 megabit ul I would guess 10 - 15 range before it gets bad... if its just one site it should run fine here
2MB -- mb != megabyte, mb when we talk connections means megabit, keep that in mind. This would be a good t1 still in ul speed
T2 -- just 2 t1s slapped together I believe.
T3 pretty darned fast, this is what many colledges use for ethernet... most businesses use a full or fractional t1 to give you a size idea. This is going to be able to tag plenty of traffic
it should show upstream and downstream separatly. Here is what I use for speed tests http://nyc.speakeasy.net/
its in new york... that just what I use when I do not know when the person using it lives. You can most likely find one closer to where you live, they are in every state, every canadian province, and in europe and the uk.
Originally posted by samij586 also, dslreports offers several more locations that might be closer if you're not near NYC
well if you are looking at the dsl reports list, go only to the ones with a speakeasy in the url. The other test systems are crap, they do not show upload. Speakeasy is the only good one I know of that will check ul too.