How To Test Internet Speed On Linux VPS
To get internet speed from command line Linux VPS we can use Python utility from SPEEDTEST – Speedtest-cli. Speedtest-cli is a script developed in Python programming language.
Lets download SPEEDTEST utility from GitHub and add execute permission for speedtest.py script:
# wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py # chmod +x speedtest-cli
Run speed test:
In couple seconds you will able see your VPS download speed and upload speed.
Here example test my connection speed:
Check speed and display speedtest results in bytes instead of bits:
# ./speedtest-cli –bytes
To display a list of all available speedtest.net servers sorted by distance:
You will see large amount available servers. For example if you want see only servers located in Paris:
# ./speedtest-cli --list | grep Paris
Specify a server to test against
To test connection speed against particular server run command with –server option:
speedtest_cli.py –server [ServerID]. ServerID can be found from executing previous command.
# ./speedtest-cli --server 6219
Show speedtest-cli help and all availible commands
# ./speedtest-cli --help