How to Test VPS or Dedicated Server with Speed Test


This article provides a guide for how to install and run SpeedTest.net speed test on Linux VPS or dedicated servers.

What is SpeedTest.net?

SpeedTest.net is a tool for running network speed benchmark tests. SpeedTest.net provides a comprehensive speed test of your server's network connection. The results can be compared against other network providers.

How to Install and Run Speed Test on Linux VPS or Dedicated Servers

To install and run Speed Test from speedtest.net on Linux VPS or dedicated servers, follow the steps below:

  1. Login to SSH as root user.
  2. Run the following command:
    • For CentOS/AlmaLinux/RHEL:
      yum update
      yum install python -y
      wget https://raw.github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py
      chmod a+rx speedtest.py
      mv speedtest.py /usr/local/bin/speedtest
      chown root:root /usr/local/bin/speedtest
      speedtest
    • For Debian/Ubuntu:
      apt-get update
      apt-get upgrade
      apt-get install python -y
      wget https://raw.github.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py
      chmod a+rx speedtest.py
      mv speedtest.py /usr/local/bin/speedtest
      chown root:root /usr/local/bin/speedtest
      speedtest

Conclusion

You now know how to install and run Speed Test on Linux VPS or dedicated servers.

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  • network, speed test, benchmark, server performance
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