My connection is a quite a bit larger than a megabit. I did three tests.
test file was on "fat pipe"
Fat pipe -> Dreamhost
Fat pipe -> hosting matters
fat pipe -> home.
Hosting Matters was about 600KB
Home about 500 KB
DH about 115 KB.
DH had a shorter route and ping latenceys than HM did.
What is really trippy:
have that file on your DH account. SSH in and do a simple copy “cp a b”. See how long it takes to make that copy. Looks like a CPU or IO throttle is being used.
Yes Kilo Bytes I would agree B is usually Bytes, b is bits, typically unless they break from convention.
I am just trying to figgure out why things are “slow”