Introduction to our test servers / looking glasses

Posted by / Feb 22, 2016 / Categories: Testing

For each of our data center locations we operate a test server (also known as a looking glass) as follows:

Fremont, CA, USA:

Facility: Hurricane Electric Fremont 2
Looking Glass: LG-US1.BHost.net
Download Test: 10MB / 100MB
Test IPv4: 185.101.97.97
Test IPv6: 2a06:1c80:1:111::111

London, UK:

Facility: Digital Realty Meridian Gate
Looking Glass: LG-UK1.BHost.net
Download Test: 10MB / 100MB
Test IPv4: 176.126.240.240
Test IPv6: 2a04:ad80:1:111::111

Amsterdam, Netherlands:

Facility: Equinix AM5
Looking Glass: LG-NL1.BHost.net
Download Test: 10MB / 100MB
Test IPv4: 185.47.60.60
Test IPv6: 2a04:ad80:0:111::111

These servers are normal virtual machines on our VPS platform.

While performing a transfer from our test servers isn’t a definitive test of available bandwidth it should help you form an idea of what an Internet link throughput is.

Using

wget -O /dev/null

avoids skewed results caused by disk performance limitations so for example you could use

wget -O /dev/null https://lg-uk1.bhost.net/100MB.test

to wget the 100MB test file from our UK1 London test server.

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I'm George and I work in the BHost support team. I'm responsible for replying to customer support requests, as well as writing articles for our help center. If there's anything you'd like us to blog about, let us know by emailing support@BHost.net