MacStadium Knowledge Base

Frequently Asked Questions

Networking

What web service can I use to check the speed of my server?

We recommend using beta.speedtest.net. It’s an HTML5 version of the popular speed test tool by Ookla.

We’vealso tested other services like speedof.me in our data centers and have seen issues with accuracy and consistency based on the tool as well as the internet browser used (e.g. Safari vs. Chrome).

We have also written about speed tests in the past. In our blog, you can review our Hosting Elite Gigabit Speed Test and Hosting Pro 100Mbps Speed Test benchmark videos.