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Feb 13, 2021

How to perform a bandwidth speedtest - CentOS Linux VPS one-liner command

To check internet speed you can run a Linux speed test – Here are some details that could help:

There are many reasons you want to check / confirm bandwidth speed on your Linux, Windows server or VPS – Many users are not really familiar with command line so we made this simple one liner command to help them determine the speed using the speedtest cli script.

yum install -y python &&
wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest.py &&
chmod +x speedtest.py &&
./speedtest.py

If you prefer to get results in a screenshot – replace last command with

./speedtest.py --share

After the test – it’s recommended to clean up by running rm speedtest.py

Advanced:

Sometimes IP detection doesn’t lead to the closest preferred server due to globally serving cloud providers may have IPs registered in locations different than the actual server location – That brings the need to actually specify a specific server close to the known server location deployed – If that’s the case those commands will help

speedtest.py --list
python speedtest.py --server #####

Replace the above #### with the server ID from the list of results


If you still have any questions – feel free to contact VPSie support for help.


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