FTP Upload speed - slow


#1

Hi,
I have been getting some slow speed uploading speeds via FileZilla, OSX 10.7.4.
speeds approx 10-25 KB/s
Note: my usual speeds are up around 80-90 KB/s.

I asked a friend to attempt an FTP upload from a physically different location to me.
He said his file was about 10-15 KB/s.

Two different ISPs. Two physical different locations.
Both using the same FTP client in FileZilla v3.5.3
Both of us Mac OSX 10.7.4

So, I also tested using another machine in here, OSX 10.4, Filezilla 3.0.5.2

    • All results report slow upload speeds.
  • no settings in Filezilla nor OS’s, have changed prior to noticing the slower speeds.
    Seems the problem is at Dream Host’s end.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks in advance.


#2

Post a traceroute for more info. You can google for how to trace route.


#3

Dreamhost FTP speeds have always been slower than other, albeit more expensive, hosts. My speeds have hovered around 20kbps for a couple of years now, as opposed to more than 100kbps I’m constantly getting with other hosts.

However, FTP speeds have been getting ridiculously slow lately - this morning I was uploading and downloading at less than 5kbps!

I ran a traceroute and it does look like DH is to blame here. Just take a look at those last 3 numbers:

3 9 ms 9 ms 10 ms te-7-6-ur02.mchenry.il.chicago.comcast.net [68.86.117.133]
4 13 ms 11 ms 41 ms be-20-ar01.area4.il.chicago.comcast.net [68.87.229.89]
5 33 ms 14 ms 15 ms 68.86.91.69
6 17 ms 16 ms 25 ms pos-1-7-0-0-cr01.chicago.il.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.88.45]
7 62 ms 60 ms 39 ms pos-1-14-0-0-cr01.denver.co.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.85.118]
8 54 ms 55 ms 55 ms pos-2-14-0-0-cr01.dallas.tx.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.85.178]
9 88 ms 83 ms 88 ms pos-0-15-0-0-cr01.losangeles.ca.ibone.comcast.net [68.86.85.137]
10 95 ms 84 ms 83 ms as26347.losangeles.ca.ibone.comcast.net [75.149.228.206]
11 103 ms 121 ms 410 ms bok.dreamhost.com [66.33.203.4]
12 89 ms 88 ms 123 ms rampart-0.hq.newdream.net [66.33.201.2]
13 89 ms 90 ms 119 ms apache2-udder.merak.dreamhost.com [173.236.235.200]