How To Test Internet Speed On VPS

How To Test Internet Speed On VPS

To do Internet speed test on 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:

# ./speedtest-cli

In couple seconds you will able see your VPS download speed and upload speed.

Here example test my connection speed:

test my connection

 

Check speed and display speedtest results in bytes instead of bits:

# ./speedtest-cli –bytes

speed test results in bytes

 

To display a list of all available speedtest.net servers sorted by distance:

./speedtest-cli --list

You will see large amount available servers. For example if you want see only servers located in Paris:

# ./speedtest-cli --list | grep Paris

linux speed test

 

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.

Example:

# ./speedtest-cli –server 6219

 

Show speedtest-cli help and all availible commands

# ./speedtest-cli --help

speedtest commands

 

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