I have several questions about this thread and some other, similar ones about loading speed and performance.
First. How do you get these figures? There is obviously some kind of shell command. And then, how does one (me) interpret them.
Second. The broader issue. I have a site that has a lot of Flash video interspersed with text. Sometimes the videos snap right in with no delay and stream right along. Sometimes it takes a while for them to start and there is a lot of loading and buffering going on. I look at my activity monitor (OS 10 utility) and see that the bitrate is way down or even intermittent. Now, the question is: how do I know whether it is a DH server issue, the internet itself, my ISP, the copper between the CO and me, or what?
Are there any utilities or services that measure this?
I have used the CNET bandwidth speed measuement site and it does not show any problems.
All my videos are set for a max of 516 kbs. I have DSL.
If you want to see the site, and you can go to http://hestakaup.com.
I am on Broadway (DH server).