Is 100 Mbps internet enough for a server rack?

In the web hosting world having a faster internet connection is necessary. You shouldn’t be miser here because you’ll bottleneck everything here.

For most of us, 100 Mbps internet connection is fine, even it is enough to host small blogs, websites, or any other low network intensive web project.

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But Gigabit internet is a commodity today, at least for web hosting companies.

If your hosting company does not offer a Gigabit internet then a 100 Mb/s connection is fast enough to handle the majority of workloads, but it is slow as per today’s standards.

Unless and until you are going to get a massive hit on the front page of Reddit, or becoming viral 100 Mb/s is enough to handle any small-medium network load.

But note that, for server racks even Gigabit is considered slow, but it is considered as well as recommended as a minimum standard, many reputed web hosting companies are already offering 10 to 40 Gigabit connectivity.

So having a faster connection like 1 Gigabit shouldn’t be an issue.

Published by AtulHost

Creator of AtulHost. An ardent Linux user. Comes from a business management background. Loves to do research on modern business insights and enterprise solutions like career, education, finance, investments ideas, marketing strategies, and productivity skills; technological trends like automation, artificial intelligence, cloud and edge computing, computer hardware and networking, data science, and the internet of things.

Comments and feedback

  1. Hello Atul sir,

    This is really an informative post. Thanks a lot for sharing your valuable words. The way you have explained the internet connection and the speed required for a server rack are really appreciable.

    After going through this post I learned a lot and pretty sure this post will definitely going to help many of newbies. A well explained post. Thanks and do keep sharing more similar and informative posts.

    Thanks & regards,

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