Bandwidth & Latency Tuning
We have already talked about bandwidth and latency in our location chapter: the default connectivity characteristics we are using depend on the selected location, with various values for bandwidth and latency.
The connectivity of your users is heterogeneous. So we advise you to test your website performance within various configurations.
If the available connexion settings don't fit your needs, you can set your very own values for downstream & upstream bandwidth as for latency.
Please note that in most of cases, the impact of upstream bandwidth is very limited.
Latency is injected into the network exchanges between our browser and the contacted web servers. It is added to the "natural" latency that is very limited within our infrastructure, as our test probes are based in datacenters.