Hostgator Speed TestIf you are planning to host heavy files or media, download speed becomes an important critera for host selection. Download speed in fact can be affected by a number of parameters : location / country of the host and the user, connection speed at host's datacenter, traffic /load on the particular server, maximum port speed of the server and of course the connection speed of the user. But the bottom line is, the user is only concerned about the download speed he is getting and so you should actually be downloading something from the server to test it.
We have set up a file to downloaded from our server, which is obviously hosted by Hostgator. Please note that this is not same as the download tests set up by many of the hosts themselves - which would be hosted on special server with practically no other load. This is speed test as real as it can get - hosted on a normal shared server and tested by the end user.
Right Click Here and Save the File : You will be downloading a zipped file of Picassa3.5 which is around 9 MB in size.