Does the location of your dedicated server matter? Find out why choosing a suitable data center location is beneficial for the speed and quality of hosting.
No matter what you’re going to use your hosting for – a website, a blog, an eCommerce store, or gaming – the speed always stays number one concern. However, some web-developers have no idea that while you’re on a shopping spree for a dedicated server, they shouldn’t forget that the location of host’s data centers can also have a direct impact on server speed. Ideally, a provider should offer several diverse locations for better coverage and improved overall experience, no matter what’s hosting is being used for.
What’s the Connection Between Location and Latency
So how does location impact latency, and what’s the connection between latency and speed? In layman’s terms, latency is the amount of lag time that passes from the moment you send a request for data, and when the transfer finally occurs. For instance, it’s the amount of time it takes between you open a link on your website and when the linked page actually loads. So what happens during this time? The request is being transferred via the data center where your dedicated server is hosted.
Does the physical location of your server matter for latency? The longer is the distance between your data center from the location of end users, the higher latency is. Therefore, lower latency means faster processing times, which gives you many perks now when you’re using your hosting. For instance, if you exploit your dedicated server for gaming, low latency guarantees less lagging, better performance and overall game play. If you’re a website owner, low latency would mean that users will have your website loaded quicker and navigating your website will be a joy. As you can guess, due to low latency, users won’t get frustrated with slow page loading, which will make them return to your website or prolong their initial visit.
Low latency is crucial, and the easiest way to ensure low latency is to find a decent hosting provider with strategically placed datacenters.
INXYHOST’s Data Center Locations
INXYHOST offers great data center locations in Amsterdam, Dallas (US) and Ashburn (US). These are prime locations for both local American and European audience, as well as global users (South America, Asia and Pacific, CIS countries). Our data centers offer a myriad of great features that can help you to boost speed and let you reap all possible benefits of high-quality hosting. These include 100% uptime guarantee, top-notch cooling and power, enhanced security features with 24/7 monitoring, and climate control redundancies. Our team can also help you to manage your server professionally.