FTP very slow


#1

Hi!
I know this has topic has been brought up quite some times already on this forum over the years, but I could never find a proper answer/reply to the problem, only people having the same problem as me.

From here in Germany, I get a constant FTP upload speed to Dreamhost of 42 kbyte/s - fixed, not changing over time, not dependent on time of day, for several months now! This is not acceptable to me, uploading even small files takes ages!
I switched passive transfer on/off as well as several other options, no difference. I have no problem uploading by FTP to other sites not hosted at Dreamhost, FTP upload is about 180 kbyte/s on these sites. I am on cable, upload from my provider is at 256 kbyte/s.
I tried it with different providers, from different cities all over Germany, same results. I have 4 domains/sites hosted at Dreamhost, all have this problem, making all of them not very usable to me.

Here is a traceroute to one of my sites (www.pylonfm.com):


Routenverfolgung zu pylonfm.com [67.205.13.4] über maximal 30 Abschnitte:

  1     2 ms     1 ms     1 ms  [removed, own IP]
  2    11 ms    11 ms    11 ms  83-169-168-10-isp.superkabel.de [83.169.168.10] 
  3     9 ms     8 ms    12 ms  88-134-220-70-dynip.superkabel.de [88.134.220.70] 
  4    10 ms    10 ms     8 ms  88-134-193-182-dynip.superkabel.de [88.134.193.182] 
  5     9 ms     9 ms     8 ms  88-134-204-158-dynip.superkabel.de [88.134.204.158] 
  6    13 ms    15 ms    15 ms  88-134-202-114-dynip.superkabel.de [88.134.202.114] 
  7     8 ms    19 ms    10 ms  88-134-201-209-dynip.superkabel.de [88.134.201.209] 
  8     8 ms     9 ms     8 ms  xe-10-2-0.bar1.Munich1.Level3.net [62.140.24.57] 
  9    18 ms    14 ms    15 ms  ae-19-19.ebr1.Frankfurt1.Level3.net [4.69.153.246] 
 10    13 ms    15 ms    12 ms  ae-91-91.csw4.Frankfurt1.Level3.net [4.69.140.14] 
 11    45 ms    14 ms    19 ms  ae-4-90.edge5.Frankfurt1.Level3.net [4.69.154.201] 
 12    18 ms    29 ms    15 ms  xe-0-2-0.mpr1.fra4.de.above.net [64.125.14.5] 
 13    22 ms    23 ms    29 ms  xe-3-0-0.mpr1cdg11.fr.above.net [64.125.27.6] 
 14    66 ms    39 ms    37 ms  xe-3-3-0.mpr1.lhr2.uk.above.net [64.125.24.85] 
 15   113 ms   102 ms   102 ms  xe-5-2-0.cr1.dca2.us.above.net [64.125.26.21] 
 16   152 ms   141 ms   147 ms  xe-0-2-0.cr1.iah1.us.above.net [64.125.25.114] 
 17   175 ms   168 ms   174 ms  xe-2-0-0.cr1.lax112.us.above.net [64.125.25.45] 
 18   174 ms   172 ms   174 ms  xe-7-2-1.mpr1.lax12.us.above.net [64.125.30.18] 
 19   179 ms   178 ms   177 ms  xe-0-1-0.mpr1.lax103.us.above.net [64.125.30.45] 
 20   180 ms   178 ms   179 ms  64.125.187.174 
 21   183 ms   186 ms   186 ms  ip-64-90-32-64.dreamhost.com [64.90.32.64] 
 22   169 ms   168 ms   170 ms  apache2-heavy.cocobolo.dreamhost.com [67.205.13.4] 

Can anyone PLEASE PLEASE help? This is driving me nuts, I am seriously considering switching to another hoster…

Toby


#2

Are the other sites you FTP to also in in the U.S. and California?


#3

Tested with a FTP in Texas - getting a high transfer rate for upload. So it is not my router, nor my provider. FTP to Dreamhost still fixed at 42 kbyte/s. :frowning: