There is a simple speedtest script that will help you check the upload and download speeds of your VPS:

Download the speedtest script onto your VPS with the command:


wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py

Chmod the script to make it readable


chmod +x speedtest-cli

Run the script


python speedtest-cli

Here are some speedtest results of the popular VPSes:

Ramnode Netherlands SSD (1Gbps connection)


root@vps:~# python speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from RouteLabel V.O.F. (176.56.236.46)...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by ExtraIP (Amersfoort) [45.85 km]: 9.696 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 94.57 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 84.73 Mbit/s
root@vps:~#

Digital Ocean (Netherlands)


root@vps:~$ python speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from Digital Ocean (37.139.22.14)...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by Isset Internet Professionals (Hilversum) [49.65 km]: 11.921 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 891.11 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 279.00 Mbit/s
root@vps:~$

UKFast/ Burstnet.eu


[root@vps~]# python speedtest-cli
Retrieving speedtest.net configuration...
Retrieving speedtest.net server list...
Testing from BurstNET Limited (178.238.134.67)...
Selecting best server based on ping...
Hosted by London Web (London) [2.52 km]: 19.232 ms
Testing download speed........................................
Download: 93.52 Mbit/s
Testing upload speed..................................................
Upload: 85.83 Mbit/s
[root@vps~]#

However, the results do fluctuate wildly so one has to take the speedtest results with a pinch of salt.

How To Check Upload & Download Speeds Of VPS

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