Accelerate Apt-Get Download Speed In Ubuntu With Apt Fast

Apt Fast is a shell script created by Matt Parnell, which increases the speed of apt-get downloads. It uses the Axel application to accelerate the speed of  HTTP/FTP downloads by using multiple sources for a single file. After installation, apt-fast can be used instead of apt-get in Ubuntu Linux, in order to speed up downloads.


To use Apt fast, first install Axel, from the following Terminal command:

sudo apt-get install axel

After that, install Apt Fast by entering the following commands in the Terminal.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tldm217/
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install apt-fast

Once Apt fast is installed, replace apt-get commands with apt-fast commands for an accelerated download speed.

Apt Fast

You can also check out the alternative Apt-Fast installation method from the developer, Matt Parnell’s website here and download the .Sh file from the below link. However, I would personally recommend the above mentioned installation method as it is more convenient and hassle free.

Download Apt Fast