How to install Ookla Speed test Server on Linux



Speed Tool is used check internet connection speed. In this article, we will be known the installation of speed test server in Our machine.

Now Open the terminal and change the directory to where the software to be installed. Download the Ookla server script by using the wget command as follows.


Sample Output:

[root@localhost ~]# wget
--2016-09-20 00:33:19--
Resolving (
Connecting to (||:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 6266 (6.1K) [application/x-sh]
Saving to: ‘’

100%[============================================================================================>] 6,266       --.-K/s   in 0.004s

2016-09-20 00:33:20 (1.65 MB/s) - ‘’ saved [6266/6266]

Now change the permissions of the file to allow installation by using chmod as follows

chmod a+x


Now install daemon, the script automatically detects operating system and architecture.

[root@localhost ~]# ./ install
Server Platform is linux64
This will install the Ookla server for linux64 to the current folder. Please confirm (y/n) > y
Checking Directory Structure
Downloading Server Files
  % Total    % Received % Xferd  Average Speed   Time    Time     Time  Current
                                 Dload  Upload   Total   Spent    Left  Speed
100 1343k  100 1343k    0     0   154k      0  0:00:08  0:00:08 --:--:--  183k
Extracting Server Files
OoklaServer. properties. default
Starting OoklaServer
Daemon Started (29712)

We strongly recommend following instructions at

   http: //www. ookla. com/ support/ a87011938/

to ensure your daemon starts automatically when the system reboots

[root@localhost ~]#

Now verify the working of ookla server, open the browser and navigate to http://ipaddress:8080


Once you have verified your server is externally accessible and properly configured using the Ookla Server Tester, submit the Ookla Speedtest Host Form. An Account Executive will contact you once your host is enabled.