A simple benchmark script that shows download and upload speed for multiple locations around the world, CPU speed, and I/O write speed.
The motivation behind this speedtest project is to give you a full picture of your network capabilities. A server serves content, which means the upload speed is extremely important and should not be neglected in a network benchmark test. Using standard utilities in Linux that people are familiar with, this network speed test should be a good base line and works well on minimalistic systems.
You can run the benchmark script using one of the following commands:
wget dl.getipaddr.net/speedtest.sh -q -O- | bash
curl -s dl.getipaddr.net/speedtest.sh -o- | bash
wget https://raw.github.com/blackdotsh/curl-speedtest/master/speedtest.sh && chmod u+x speedtest.sh && bash speedtest.sh
Note: A 100MB test file is used by default to test the download and upload speeds, however, in some “exotic” locations, a 10MB file is used to save bandwidth.
How to interprete the results
Since most of these test servers are on a shared port, one of the servers in a certain location might not produce accurate results. However, if the speedtest script shows lower than expected values from a few of the speedtest servers, then it’s more than likely that your server has slow download / upload speed. Running it a few times helps too (but running it 10 consecutive times will not).
9dcbbaf1700ad124967bb045764864fa10b207b5 speedtest.Asia.sh c5250094faf71dc92a65c6215ce09022597fb789 speedtest.AU.sh a030694abae32695cdc2ea6b7b26ecd36f411dcf speedtest.EU.sh 77760985bd016ec978b0ac0e9f17a2ea84149009 speedtest.NA.sh 9ab4662f599e60d56097c729907612ccd0e122fe speedtest.sh
Another speedtest script
pip / easy_install
pip install speedtest-cli
pip install git+https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git
git clone https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli.git python speedtest-cli/setup.py install
Just download (Like the way it used to be)
wget -O speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py chmod +x speedtest-cli
curl -Lo speedtest-cli https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py chmod +x speedtest-cli
$ speedtest-cli -h usage: speedtest-cli [-h] [--no-download] [--no-upload] [--bytes] [--share] [--simple] [--csv] [--csv-delimiter CSV_DELIMITER] [--csv-header] [--json] [--list] [--server SERVER] [--mini MINI] [--source SOURCE] [--timeout TIMEOUT] [--secure] [--no-pre-allocate] [--version] Command line interface for testing internet bandwidth using speedtest.net. -------------------------------------------------------------------------- https://github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli optional arguments: -h, --help show this help message and exit --no-download Do not perform download test --no-upload Do not perform upload test --bytes Display values in bytes instead of bits. Does not affect the image generated by --share, nor output from --json or --csv --share Generate and provide a URL to the speedtest.net share results image, not displayed with --csv --simple Suppress verbose output, only show basic information --csv Suppress verbose output, only show basic information in CSV format. Speeds listed in bit/s and not affected by --bytes --csv-delimiter CSV_DELIMITER Single character delimiter to use in CSV output. Default "," --csv-header Print CSV headers --json Suppress verbose output, only show basic information in JSON format. Speeds listed in bit/s and not affected by --bytes --list Display a list of speedtest.net servers sorted by distance --server SERVER Specify a server ID to test against --mini MINI URL of the Speedtest Mini server --source SOURCE Source IP address to bind to --timeout TIMEOUT HTTP timeout in seconds. Default 10 --secure Use HTTPS instead of HTTP when communicating with speedtest.net operated servers --no-pre-allocate Do not pre allocate upload data. Pre allocation is enabled by default to improve upload performance. To support systems with insufficient memory, use this option to avoid a MemoryError --version Show the version number and exit
See the wiki.
It is not a goal of this application to be a reliable latency reporting tool.
Latency reported by this tool should not be relied on as a value indicative of ICMP style latency. It is a relative value used for determining the lowest latency server for performing the actual speed test against.
There is the potential for this tool to report results inconsistent with Speedtest.net. There are several concepts to be aware of that factor into the potential inconsistency:
- Speedtest.net has migrated to using pure socket tests instead of HTTP based tests
- This application is written in Python
- Different versions of Python will execute certain parts of the code faster than others
- CPU and Memory capacity and speed will play a large part in inconsistency between Speedtest.net and even other machines on the same network
Issues relating to inconsistencies will be closed as wontfix and without additional reason or context.