I have multiple servers from multiple companies, each with 1000Mbps connections. These are well known companies such as The Planet.
My home Internet speed is 16Mbps (2MBs). I can easily achieve 2MBs from download sites, torrents, and even YouTube.
The problem I am having is that my servers only provide me with about 500KB/s. It doesn't matter if it is a new server with no traffic, or a fully pumping server, I can't max out my speed.
Speed is important for my site, and 500KB/s doesn't quite cut it. I am using lighttpd as my web server. I believe I had the same problem with Apache. Is there something I am missing?