I have a website that is hosted on a VPS located in Germany running Windows Server 2012 R2 and IIS 8.5, while I’m located in New Zealand.

When I attempt to download a 5MB image from my website, it takes roughly 35 seconds. Although I recognize that Germany is far from New Zealand, I don’t believe it should take this long to download a file of that size.

I don’t believe the issue is related to my IIS configuration because copying the same file from my PC in New Zealand to my VPS in Germany using Remote Desktop also takes around 35 seconds.

Is there any way to increase the speed, or am I stuck with this delay due to the geographical distance?

Thank you in advance!

Askify Moderator Edited question April 27, 2023