100 Versus 1000Mbps uplink ports - What is the difference?

This refers to the network cards on the Public (Internet) and Private (Intranet) networks; may also be referred to as “NIC cards”. At any given point in time, the maximum data that can be transferred I/O (input/output) at once.

You can think of this comparably as a pipeline. If you are downloading from a site that only has a 1 megabit connection the maximum speed possible would be 1 megabit, even if you have a 1 gigabit connection you cannot increase the speed of the 1 megabit connection. You can think of it this way, data on the internet flows in much the same way as water does through a pipe. If you have a large opening on one end of a pipe and a small opening on the other then the most water you can get through this pipe is the amount that can be forced through the small end.

Our Public Cloud Platform comes with 100Mbps
Our VPS Cloud Servers come with 100Mbps standard; 1000Mbps upgrade option is available 
Our Dedicated Servers come with 1000Mbps standard; 1G Dual (up to 2G) upgrade option is available
 
Typically, high traffic sites or servers that will be streaming media should consider upgrading this feature. Also, if you have multiple servers they can all communicate on the private network at close to the maximum speeds of their network cards. This can be a great performance enhancer for setups with database servers and application and/or web servers hosted on separate hardware platforms.

Article ID: 59, Created On: 1/8/2010, Modified: 5/15/2013