Download Speed Test
TestMy's servers are hosted where the websites you visit are hosted. Your provider may prefer testing within their network but is that realistic? TestMy provides a real world scenario not a best case scenario which makes this speed test a more accurate representation of your true bandwidth. This is a real test of your Internet download speed.
- Selecting SmarTest™ will automatically adjust the test size up to 200 MB depending on your Internet connection type.
- Manual tests sizes over 12 MB have the SmarTest™ forwarding feature disabled.
- Randomized speed test data, each download test is dynamically created on the fly so no two tests are alike. Which provides unparalleled cache prevention.
- Enabling the multithread speed testing option on your download speed test can really open up your connection for maximum throughput. Multithread isn't the default testing option because it has less detail and can mask certain connection issues. (It's recommend to test both ways and compare your performance. Powerful, properly configured connections have very little variance between the two bandwidth test types.)
- Test different locales simultaniously. The coast to coast multithread test allows you to test multiple servers simultaneously giving you the most comprehensive results possible. Get one test result that represents your connections speed across the entire United States. Manual selection options for all test servers and expansions on this concept coming soon.
- Control the size of your speed test with manual test sizes.
- Tested through http not ftp.
- Express averages your last 5 tests to determine the most suitable test size.
- PHP driven, server-side programming means no plug-ins necessary and a much higher level of accuracy than flash speed tests. This is the only true PHP speed test online.
- Results are logged to a personal score database where you can plot graphs, draw averages and compare your speed against cities, countries, users and providers.
- Pinpoint routing issues with the ability to test across multiple popular Internet routes with coast to coast United States servers.
- Test your connection speed automatically on a schedule with the Automatic Speed Test.
TiP (Test in Progress) Measurements
TestMy.net has a high resolution download test. Unlike other speed tests TestMy.net takes measurements during the test to show you the path of your download speed over the course of the test. It conducts tests within the test. The end result is unparalleled result detail. Information like minimum speed, average speed, maximum speed and variance from minimum to maximum speed during the test are shown along with a graph plotting the speed over time, percentage and data transferred. This extra information is logged to the database and can be a great aid in troubleshooting. Currently TiP is only available on the linear download speed test.
Great ConnectionThis connection quickly picked up speed, held it there and actually sped up at the end. All marks of great connection quality. Note: Sometimes little variance in speed can also point to an issue like a bottleneck.
Poor ConnectionLarge variance in speed can be an indication of a connection issue. TiP enables users to see this information to understand how the data flowed as the test ran.
The Best Download Speed Test
The TestMy Download Speed Test has been intentionally designed with compatibility in mind. TestMy is a server-side application so our bandwidth test works in all popular modern browsers, on all platforms and all connection types. PC, Mac, Linux, Android & iOS users can all use TestMy.net without installing anything. All you have to do is point your computer, iPad, iPod, iPhone, Android or other modern device to TestMy.net.
TMN directly interfaces with your browser, without the need for additional software like Adobe Flash or Sun Java. This server-side approach not only makes TMN the most compatible speed test online it also makes for a much higher level of accuracy and enables TMN to passively detect computer issues that other speed tests fail to notice.
Note, your default system web browser is always recommended for testing. Although, TestMy.net is an excellent way to highlight performance differences between different browsers. For many years TMN users have reported that Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox outperform all other browsers in this benchmark... the fact is, if the browser processes this test information faster then it will process other websites information faster. Simple as that. Some versions of Chrome are faster and sometimes Firefox is on top but usually one of those two browsers will be your best bet for performance. Mac users, Safari also performs very well.
A true test of your Internet browser
This is a real world speed test. Unlike other speed tests that require third party applications, TestMy.net is PHP and HTML5 driven so it uses only your web browser. This makes TMN's speed test more sensitive to browser misconfiguration and is an excellent way to highlight performance differences between web browsers.
Less between you and the test is a good thing. Our competitors speed tests that run through flash or java have a higher CPU overhead and users report throughput bursting. TestMy.net directly interacts with your browser without any plugins or special software.
Powerful bandwidth makes a powerful speed test
TestMy.net is an independent third party and is not affiliated with your Internet service provider. Our results are unbiased because TMN has no vested interest in the outcome of your speed test. We work for the Internet consumers not the Internet providers. For this reason our servers are hosted outside of all provider networks, in locations where the websites you visit are hosted. Some providers peer better with our bandwidth providers but our belief is that this is a better test of your true useable bandwidth. The providers we get our bandwidth from are the biggest names in the business and our servers are hosted directly on the largest trunks that make up the tree that is the Internet. If your ISP has a problem delivering clean, useable bandwidth to these areas of the net then you are definitely experiencing slowdowns elsewhere. Read more →
- Total network bandwidth capacity in excess of 2000 Gbps
- TestMy's servers are multi-gigabit uplinked
- Hosted network features multi-homed connectivity with bandwidth from independent Tier 1 carriers, combining multiple 10 Gbps connections to create one of the industry’s fastest networks.
- Global network reach utilizing over 25 Tier 1 network providers including Comcast, Cox, Time Warner, Charter, Qwest, Google, Level 3, Internap, NTT America, Equinix & Telefónica to name a few
- Extensive peering relationships across North America, Europe and Asia