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

Jade

NodeServ
Verified Provider
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.

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drmike

100% Tier-1 Gogent
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.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
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.
 

egihosting

New Member
Verified Provider
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...
 

scv

Massive Nerd
Verified Provider
I personally like Chicago or Dallas because of the low latency to both coasts.
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.
 

MannDude

Just a dude
vpsBoard Founder
Moderator
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.
 

Francisco

Company Lube
Verified Provider
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.
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?

Francisco
 

Hosting55

New Member
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.
 

mrrob32

New Member
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.
 

billingspc

New Member
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 =)
 
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