How to change download mirror in Ubuntu

As soon as you begin installing Ubuntu or being downloading packages, the number one question is, Why is this download taking so long?

The answer is simple, probably your mirror is not correctly set and its taking longer to download files. How to fix? simply follow these instructions

Go to System Settings

System Settings in Ubuntu

Then go to “Software & Updates”, select “Download from” and choose a location closer to you

Software and Updates in Ubuntu


You can either choose a Download server (categorized by countries)  or click “Select Best Server” which will determine the best server for you (after running a few tests)

Software and Updates in Ubuntu

Note: If you are running Ubuntu Server without a GUI (aka X-Windows), then edit the file


to use your new download-mirrors

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