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    FTP must faster than HTTP?

    This is a discussion on FTP must faster than HTTP? within the Speed tests and how to get better results forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; Why can i receive much faster speeds on ftp than http? Is there anything i can tweek to fix this? ...

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      FTP must faster than HTTP?

      Why can i receive much faster speeds on ftp than http? Is there anything i can tweek to fix this? I can recieve between 300-450k at the max (never been above) on http. Could ftp be priortised on sky, would explain why a lot are getting poor speedtests for their connection.

      Downstream: 3042.77 Kbps (2.97 Mbps)
      Upstream: 376.26 Kbps (0.37 Mbps)

      On ftp my average is 600-700k/s ! What is wrong there. I've never got it close on http.

      px-dah2.rar 50,000,000bytes/01:12(s)/698.54Kbps - I'm impressed my connection can get this high, this far from the exchange. Plusnet wouldnt let me connect above 3.5-4mb!

      ADSL Link Downstream Upstream
      Connection Speed 7264 kbps 448 kbps
      Line Attenuation 39.0 db 21.5 db
      Noise Margin 3.5 db 21.0 db
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      It is unlikey the speeds are different - what are you using to measure the speeds.

      To run a true comparison you would need to ftp and http from the same site at the same time

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      The http server could be limiting it's bandwidth, maybe?

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      I have tried many http servers and have the same results including the standard speedtest sites!

      Sky is weird, my connection messed up so i had to reboot the rooter. Now my download isn't going above 2mb and my connection is 5760 kbps ... Please move me to easynet soon! - [i] mrdr-scarface.twiy.r16 50,000,000bytes/05:14(s)/159.27Kbps Downstream: 1333.46 Kbps (1.30 Mbps) I assume i've connected onto a full pipe? ... On that point my connection is often hanging in the router, well often as in daily.



      As for ftps, im using private ftps to speedtest on
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      ftp will usually be faster, since the http link is usually throttled at the server as a max speed per connection. The ftp server is usually not as heavily utilised, so if you need a download, the ftp solution has lower server overhead, as well as lower utilisation, so better throughput...

     

     

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