Results 1 to 13 of 13
  1. #1

    Best Location to host...In need of opinions

    What is the best location as far as Geographically to host to give members a mostly equal experience?

    Here is the demographic.

    Myself aka The Owner(American)

    70 percent are European(Most of them are in London with a couple scattered through Ireland, Russia, Belgium, The Netherlands and Scotland)

    The other 25 percent are American and/or Canadian

    The remaining 5 percent are in Australia/NZ

    Currently we are hosted in the US however i often do hear some minor complaints of load/lag times from some Euro members and I am considering a move to Eurovps which is located in Holland I believe.

    That should be a good move for the Euros since this is pretty much all in the same continent?

    However what about us Americans/Canadians?

    I was told that if i moved my site to Europe that could cause a degradation for my Aussie/NZ members as well.

    Any help is welcomed.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    1.) Continental Europe is good for most Europeans. Great locations include UK, Germany, France and Netherlands.

    2.) Yes, US will provide AU/NZ members a better experience. Europe pings to AU is typically higher.

    3.) Unfortunately, you're facing the same problem most game servers face: geographic latency. You either have to split your US/AU/NZ and EU players to 2 different servers close to them, or someone has to live with the increased latency - you decide.

  3. Well going for an european location is a good start, try western countries, they usually have good routing to US/Canada.
    Also you should look into a CDN if it's a website.
    Hostabulous | cPanel (Linux) & Plesk (Windows) Hosting KVM VPS R1Soft backups | Proudly Canadian
    Cloudflare LiteSpeed Cloudlinux Remote backups Anti-Spam Web App Firewall Canada/US/Germany

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    I suggest you to hosted in Europe as majority of visitor
    MultipleCloud - Multiple location hosting provider
    200+ worldwide location | different server | different ip owner | best for pbn
    BigfootComputing - Dedicated A/B/C class ip
    100% no bad neighborhood | private name servers

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Agree with the above, Europe location would be best for the majority of your visitors, if you host with somewhere decent, you can get pretty good coverage of 100-200ms from the US to a Europe based server as well, Australia will be higher though. My recommendation would be to use a CDN as well to speed things up.
    WebSound - Affordable, Reliable Hosting Solutions
    High performance hosting solutions located in EU, NA and the US
    Web Hosting / Reseller Hosting / Minecraft Hosting / VPS -

  6. #6
    European Server hosting would be an ideal option considering your maximum users i.e 70% are european. CDN is also a good option to consider if you are ready to.
    █ - Your Hosting, Our Responsibility!
    cPanel Hosting | Reseller Hosting | WordPress + Docker = Super Fast WP Site
    VPS Hosting - Managed & Unmanaged KVM & OpenVZ VPS | VPS Reseller
    █ Hosting Servers in [India | UK | US | Romania] - 24/7 Support | Instant Setup | Data Migration

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    well you can go for European hosting with along cdn support

  8. #8
    The best location would be in Europe. If most of your user are in London UK would be a good option.
    Amanah Tech Inc. | Always On.
    100TB Dedicated Servers & 100TB Colocation.

  9. #9
    What is a CDN and what is the best to choose?

  10. Hostabulous | cPanel (Linux) & Plesk (Windows) Hosting KVM VPS R1Soft backups | Proudly Canadian
    Cloudflare LiteSpeed Cloudlinux Remote backups Anti-Spam Web App Firewall Canada/US/Germany

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    You can host your site in UK, Netherlands or German. Most of your users are from EU. Also these countries have good connections with USA - Since 2012. Web Hosting, VPS and Dedicated Servers in more than 10 locations
    Locations: USA, Netherlands, France, Germany, UK, Canada, Czech, Singapore, Japan, Australia, Russia & Ukraine.
    24/7 Response Tech Support | 30 Day Money Back Guarantee | Linux and Windows

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    CloudFlare is pretty popular and for starters it's free.
    Affordable High Performance Web Hosting in United States & United Kingdom
    Web Hosting | Reseller Hosting | Managed VPS | Managed Dedicated Servers | Cheap SSL Certificates

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Toronto, Canada
    +1 for the CDN, that should solve (or at least alleviate) the issues for everyone
    █ CanSpace Solutions - - Canada's leading domain registrar and web hosting provider
    Premium Canadian Web Hosting and .ca domains. Trusted by Canada's largest corporations
    Affordable Web Hosting | 24/7 Support | CIRA CERTIFIED | Proudly Canadian

Similar Threads

  1. Web Host Generation-Host Expands Toronto Location!
    By mcianfarani in forum Web Hosting Industry Announcements
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 10-24-2012, 09:29 AM
  2. Known Host Opinions
    By julzzz in forum VPS Hosting
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 04-20-2011, 07:45 AM
  3. Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-21-2008, 10:25 AM
  4. Opinions on a host
    By darthpaul in forum Web Hosting
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 01-31-2003, 03:22 AM
  5. Opinions on following host
    By thepop in forum Reseller Hosting
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-26-2001, 09:57 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts