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Discussion in 'Operating a Hosting Business' started by kunnu, Jan 23, 2015.
Which is most popular location for VPS providers?
Dallas Texas is a popular location for VPS providers.
It is central'ish' America where a lot of network links come together too. Lots of datacentres there. (Infomart, etc..)
No such thing exists. The is no single most popular location.
Buffalo is the most popular location. Los Angeles, Dallas, Chicago, they have nothing on Buffalo (well except direct routes to Toronto)...
I hear they are going to drain Lake Erie and put a new datacenter in the lake bed.
You guys are missing out on Buffalo. Best backhauled 3rd to 4th tier market in the world.
While in Buffalo, may I recommend elm datacenter:
Don't choose "the most popular", choose a location that will serve your customers best or offer something unique.
I'm getting tired of everything being LA, Dallas, Chicago, New York/Buffalo, etc. There are too many companies who provide the exact same service. They're using the same hardware, same software, the only thing difference is who you're paying but it all trickles up anyhow.
Go somewhere not so saturated.
INNOVATION where is it? Can't name many original hosting companies doing much of anything to talk about... Same crapware stacks, little to no enhancements to things, underwhelming support too often... same upstream, DCs.... I don't know why folks can't sell enough in same facility as 2000 other companies doing the same thing....
There has to be atleast 20 providers in Buffalo who all offer the same OpenVZ VPSes on the same E3's with 32GB of RAM, using the same drives as all the others. Really the difference between them would be the level of overselling done and price, but most are competing with each based on price anyhow so they're all priced low and oversold high.
I'd like to see more middle USA locations and uses of places not as popular. Most popular locations seem to be situated within 100 miles of a border and I understand these are generally large networking hub cities that are better connected, but still... I'd love a Louisville, KY VPS or something from a somewhat obscure location such as that.
Dedicated servers are the most popular location for VPS providers when they launch a new node. The second most popular location for a VPS node is a VPS (yes, slabbing).
The toxic waste sludge on the lake bed would corrode the hardware within 5 minutes.
There are two popular locations:
close to me
close to my customers/friends
Need to go to France for that...Online with their ARM Cloud, OVH with its many specialized cloud offerings: Power8/Hadoop as a service,/Docker as a service,/HPC, etc.
Added a couple of words to that because in the long run those providers inability to innovate (even if the innovation is only something as basic as writing their own control panels, billing systems) is going to hurt them...luckily Kohl's is always hiring.
The 'most popular' is a subjective term because people (who know what they are buying) will always choose a location that is close to them or their clients. For example almost same amount of people buy servers in America as well as in Europe. They will choose what location they need and what user base they have.
Usually most popular locations are because they are cheap, aren't they?
Yes, and they are:
With CC huh? (because they are cheap?)
I wouldn't mind VPS on moon.
Well, technically a VPS in space would be possible if you're aright with high ping and slow speeds. The ISS has surprisingly 10Mbps down / 3Mbps up which is quite impressive really, all things considered. ( http://www.tested.com/science/space/449539-how-fast-isss-internet-and-other-space-questions-answered/)
Even the Mars rover has 256Kbps: http://www.nbcnews.com/id/4269545/ns/technology_and_science-space/t/mars-rovers-get-bandwidth-boost/
Depending on your age, perhaps you'll see it in your life time (but probably not)
Dallas, LA, Seattle, NYC are chosen most often simply because they're the major peering hubs for their geographical regions. For instance most traffic going east to west in the USA will go through Dallas or Chicago. Most traffic going to the EU will go out via NYC. Most traffic going to Asia will go out via LA or Seattle. etc.
Hosting in a major peering hubs has advantages and disadvantages; typically power and space cost more because there is more demand vs being out in a desert in the middle of no where, however bandwidth is much cheaper because there are many provider options whom compete against each other.
For us Dallas is by far the most popular location.
Our most popular locations are Chicago and LA. Hope this helps
LA is very popular for Asia clients looking for a vps to run VPN / Proxy services.
I like Europe locations but I have one in the USA in New York City and I like that to. I agree that it depend on your customer and where they are.
We provide KVM VPS in buffalo due to gaining popularity of this location.
Yes, I, myself, prefer LA since it is only 200 ms from here, and cheaper compared to Singapore, Japan, HK, or other Asian DC since I'm from Asia.
Where is Buffalo popular?