Automatic upload/download speed optimization

Introduced in v4.2, there’s a registry setting that allows Server! to automatically choose the socket’s inbound and outbound buffer sizes in an attempt to optimize upload and download speeds.

This setting cannot be configured in the web interface, the only way to set it is at Windows registry level. Restarting the Server! system services is not necessary, as this setting is pulled from the registry every time a new incoming connection is served. Continue reading

How to increase the speed of SFTP downloads Server! version: 3.0.0+

If you run Server! hosted on a VM in the cloud or at some co-location provider, you are probably aware that your ISP uses traffic shapers to optimize the transfer speed and to prevent malicious users from abusing network resources.

In some cases, though, such strategy (packet/traffic shaping) clashes against the very nature of the SSH/SFTP protocol, in which both control and data packets are sent on the same connection. In particular, you may experience issues between the requested SSH socket buffer and the advertised buffer size on the network. If that happens, we got you covered! As of version 4.0, in fact, you can use a special Registry key to force Server! to use a socket buffer size that matches the one advertised by your network. Continue reading