Bandwidth / NIC Speed


I would like to know what is the maximum "speed" of a NIC adapter on a server?

I see many discussions about the bandwidth, and bandwidth billing calculation, but my question is more like - can we use a video server with hundreds or thousands of simultaneous users, requiring let's say 2mbps down stream each, or is there a limit?

I understand that this will likely be a very large data usage, which is ok, as long as the NIC can support such a large number of simultaneous data streams.

Thank you very much!


  • edited June 2020

    Vultr ensures that server instances will not experience bottlenecks on the Vultr network infrastructure. However, bandwidth and latency across the internet vary significantly due to factors such as:

    • Capacity of the intermediate network links.

    • Congestion on the network route.

    • Proxies or VPNs in use.

    • Speed of the remote client system.

    Many other factors also apply, including the protocol and application used. For example, video streaming may experience a CPU bottleneck well before saturating the network. It is not simple to predict performance for a particular application without testing. If your server instance is not performing as expected, please open a support ticket so we can resolve the issue.

    When creating a ticket, it's useful to have an MTR report. Here's how to create one.



This discussion has been closed.