Many of us are unaware of the speed provided by our ISP. The plan states something but speed experienced by end users are different. In dedicated plan the difference is not so much bad which costs a lot more than the shared plan, but still if a user does not monitor the speed frequently, his ISP can get a chance to deceive him. On the other hand, in shared plans, on several occasions, the experienced speed is much more less then the promised speed. In such cases, you must know your internet connection speed by testing it with the below mentioned process.
This can be done in a number of ways, but the most reliable website to test you internet connection speed is “speedtest”. This is a flash enabled website, so make sure to update your flash player before starting the test. After the website loads you will have the option to select the available server to initiate the test. My recommendation will be to select the nearby server from your location as this will be helpful in getting more accurate results. After selecting server click START. The process will begin and after a while you will get your results. The download speed as well as the upload speed will be shown. And yes, to know your Internet connection speed make sure that you turn off any other internet activity so that you can get the most accurate results.
If there is any other more reliable way to determine the Internet Connection Speed, please let us know through comments.