35% Download Failure


#1

I have a file available for downloading on my site. I noticed that my bandwidth after moving to DH 3 months ago went up a lot. Looking at my stats, I see 2455 out of 7039 (35%) download attempts were only partial downloads.

I’m not super knowledgable about web hosting issues. I don’t really understand what the problem is. What causes so many failed downloads? When I download it, it seems to work fine for me.

Do others notice this kind of download failure rate? Is there a name for this problem? What can I do about it?

What’s disturbing is that many of these people understandably give up and never get a complete dl. :frowning:

PS:
To calc the failure rate, I combined the daily stats logs into a file: “all.log”.
cat all.log | grep filename.zip | wc -l
This gives 7039 total download attempts. A successful download is 4070556 bytes.
cat all.log | grep 4070556 | wc -l
This gives 4584 complete downloads. Subtracting these gives 2455 incomplete downloads.


#2

Or, more simply:
% grep -c filename\.zip all.log