Where do you think the best possible location for a VPS to be?

Discussion in 'Hosting Talk & Reviews' started by Jade, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Jade

    Jade NodeServ Verified Provider

    Jul 14, 2013
    Where do you think the best location for a VPS node to be hosted at in a DC? Somewhere in the middle of the USA? Etc.

    Share your thoughts
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  2. SkylarM

    SkylarM Well-Known Member Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    Well that's pretty easy, whatever is best optimized for your needs.
  3. drmike

    drmike 100% Tier-1 Gogent

    May 13, 2013
    Best location is lowest latency to end customer while also having great upstreams with low latency to key peering for that region.

    Places like New York (CITY), Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, San Francisco are popular due to availability of many fiber options and tons of networks and the usually huge peering exchanges.

    I am fond of Kansas City, Chicago and Dallas since latency is low enough to ends of both US coasts.
  4. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

    Mar 8, 2013
    Depends on what the VPS will be used for and who the target audience for accessing the VPS is.

    Got a website that will mostly be visited by Americans? Somewhere in the middle of the US, Chicago or Dallas is a pretty good choice.

    Visitors mostly in the US, and UK? USA east coast, preferably NYC.

    Just a random dev box for you to learn Linux? Any location will suffice, though I'd not order one on the other-side of the world from me if I could help it.
  5. Pmadd

    Pmadd New Member

    May 14, 2013
    I personally like Chicago or Dallas because of the low latency to both coasts.
  6. egihosting

    egihosting New Member Verified Provider

    Jun 25, 2013
    I'd prefer all vps nodes to be based out of San Jose, California.  :)

    All-kidding aside, Central US is good primarily because of low power costs and close proximity to the coasts. Acceptable speeds to most everywhere.

    If your customers are in Asia, west coast datacenters make sense. If your customers are in Europe, East Coast preferably and NYC would be best.

    South America, probably, Miami or Atlanta...
  7. scv

    scv Massive Nerd Verified Provider

    May 30, 2013
    If good latency is the objective, Chicago and Dallas are the best choices hands down. Dallas has the edge on Chicago if you have South American customers - I see a lot of strange routes from Brazil & friends to Chicago.
  8. OffshoreBox

    OffshoreBox New Member Verified Provider

    Aug 12, 2013
    I'd go for NYC so people from Europe have a good latency too.
  9. AlexBarakov

    AlexBarakov Member Verified Provider

    Jun 2, 2013
    On Mars .. definitely on Mars.
  10. MannDude

    MannDude Just a dude vpsBoard Founder Moderator

    Mar 8, 2013
    Not to mention there is a slew of saturated locations too. Do we really need a new host offering locations from LA? Buffalo? Nah. Still some wiggle room in Chicago and Dallas, I think. I'd like to see some hosts offering services from Singlehop in Chicago, really. But other than that, I'd like to see some more unique locations done right.
  11. Aldryic C'boas

    Aldryic C'boas The Pony

    Apr 18, 2013
    Might have something to do with all those *.br glines I've been passing >_>
  12. Francisco

    Francisco Company Lube Verified Provider

    May 15, 2013
    Jack used to...or still does? I'm not sure. At first I thought he moved everything into CC but it seems he still has his limestone box?

  13. Hosting55

    Hosting55 New Member

    Aug 14, 2013
    My favorite location is Amsterdam, Netherlands. Low power and network costs. My users are from mid-Europe. Never had any issue with latency or high pings.
  14. mrrob32

    mrrob32 New Member

    Jul 12, 2013
    The midwestern US has been getting a lot of love for it's data center enivornment recently. I think Chicago and Michigan are good places to start looking for a VPS.
  15. ICPH

    ICPH Member

    Aug 24, 2013
    Nearest to the majority of the vps clients.
  16. billingspc

    billingspc New Member

    Aug 31, 2013
    I have personally have had good luck with them in TX and CA. I had some servers in a OH dc and speeds sometime to our location was not very good. But that may be our office providers =)